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Global Health Track


‚ÄčTo provide interested students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as health care providers and researchers in the global health arena.
The Global Health Track at the University of Colorado School of Medicine values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity, including opportunity for minorities and individuals with disabilities. The Global Health Track does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy in admission and access to its educational programs and activities.


Through didactic and experiential learning, students gain a better understanding of the issues facing developing communities and the ways they can work to be part of the solution.
Students enrolled in the GHT are part of a four-year program that includes additional course work and intensive project planning on top of their already rigorous schedules.  Students also complete their Mentored Scholarly Activity (MSA) working with one of the tracks international partners, with their own global health project, or with indigent communities (such as refugee communities) in the United States.

Some Student Project Objectives from 2021

  • Overview and History of Medical Education in Germany, France, United Kingdom, and the United States
  • A Community Based Participatory Research Initiative Addressing Alcohol Use in the Refugee Population from Burma
  • The Evaluation of Medical Student International Mission Trips: A Rapid Review
  • Warfighter Personal Protective Equipment and Combat Wounds
  • Impact of an Educational Workshop on Laboratory Evaluation of Preeclampsia in La Paz, Bolivia
  • 10 Clinically Relevant Herbals of Traditional Mexican Medicine

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Please note: The School of Medicine’s Curriculum has undergone reform. Please visit this page for more information on how curriculum looks for the 2025 student class and beyond.

Contact Info

Madiha Abdel-Maksoud, MD, PhD, MSPH

Associate Director
Leana May, DO, MPH

Mailing Address:
Mail Stop F523
13001 East 17th Place, Rm E1318 Aurora, Colorado 80045