Students

Global Health opportunities available to students

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M4 Elective
The purpose of this elective is to provide medical students with exposure to a global health curriculum and an opportunity for service-learning in a developing country. Curriculum is delivered primarily through self-study, and covers social determinants, ethics, and framework for addressing communicable and non-communicable diseases from clinical, epidemiologic and public health perspectives. Options for clinical service-learning include all sites endorsed by the Office of Global Health and the AAMC VSLO program.
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External Interdisciplinary Opportunities
Interdisciplinary opportunites are available to students in all colleges. Opportunities offer varying experiences in diverse locations to allow studnets to delve further into their areas of focus while interacting with all other healthcare arenas in the experience.  
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Rush Interdisciplinary Service Experience (RISE)
RISE is an Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Experience with a structured curriculum and scholarly focus; each year offers a different project in which students can participate.
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Service Trips
The mission is to provide manpower, supplies, medications, training and encouragement to communities with the goal of helping these communities become empowered and positioned to offer independent and sustainable care. Partnering with local physicians and community health workers, our teams assist with the overwhelming need for care and surgical services.
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Symposium
Each year, Rush University students, faculty, residents, fellows and staff gather on campus for a week to share their efforts in global health.  A global theme is selected and presented upon by speakers, faculty and students are given an opportunity to share their scholarship efforts in the global health realm.
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