Indiana University Center for Global Health


The IU Center for Global Health trains and mentors global health leaders by stimulating a passion for learning, investigating and promoting evidence-based methods in education and clinical care, and addressing healthcare disparities. Our education programs are also building capacity for research and clinical training.

Through education initiatives, the IU Center for Global Health is creating a cadre of professionals prepared to care for the neediest domestically and internationally. We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of people everywhere through the transformation and empowerment of our learners.

We are a resource for all IU students and educators in fields such as medicine, dentistry, public health, nursing, and more who seek training in global health or support in training others. While global health education is often co-curricular, we believe it can motivate, stimulate, and strengthen a learner’s primary educational efforts.

Medical Student Education

Global health opportunities for IU medical students include Cultural Competency sessions, Alternative Spring Breaks, the Global Health Student Interest Group, competitive internship and scholar experiences in Kenya.

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Medical Resident Education

Options for medical resident education include an Interdisciplinary Global Health Residency Track, a global health educators program and international electives.

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Kenyan Student and Registrar Exchange Program

Every year, Kenyan medical students in their final years of training are selected to come to the AMPATH consortium schools to experience healthcare in the United States.

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