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UC Davis Health is uniquely positioned to provide education and training for medical students, residents, faculty and scholars from around the world. Industry and health care leaders turn to us for multidisciplinary, high-quality, practical solutions and expertise to solve challenges of global health importance and to educate the international community.

Visiting Medical Student Program

The UC Davis School of Medicine's Global Health Program operates a Visiting Medical Student Program for students from Nicaragua, China, Kenya and Hungary. UC Davis students may also travel to those four locations, as well as to Haiti, Nepal, Tanzanie and Sri Lanka. Students usually come to the United States for four to eight weeks, although the duration varies by home institution requirements.

For more information, visit the UC Davis School of Medicine's Global Health website. For information about fourth year visiting medical students' participation in fourth year electives, visit the UC Davis School of Medicine's website.

Programs in Development

We are working with physicians and faculty to develop two new, exciting educational programs:

Faculty Scholar Training Program

International Affiliations is expanding upon the very popular classes offered by Michael Wilkes, M.D., at several medical schools on tools for continuous improvement of curriculum. Wilkes is widely known for his efforts to introduce medical students to the humanistic side of being a physician, and for working tirelessly to include the public health and social sciences as part of training physicians. Wilkes is passioante about shifting away from lectures toward small group and interactive learning environments. 

Masters in Public Health Program         

The UC Davis School of Medicine offers a master's degree in public health (MPH), and International Affiliations is working to develop an MPH program with a focus on hospital administration (MHA). This is a special pairing of skills geared toward helping emerging economies.