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Volume 9, Number 10Space holderMarch 11, 2005


Medical students can receive Global Health Pathway Certificate

Graduating medical students who have completed studies in global health during medical school at the UW will now be able to receive a special certificate recognizing that coursework. A certificate of completion of the Global Health Pathway was approved by the Faculty Council on Academic Affairs at its February meeting.

The pathway was created by the School of Medicine's International Health Group to prepare students for work in underserved communities, increase their cultural competency, encourage them to research global health topics, boost their awareness of ethical issues in global health, and introduce them to the problems with practicing medicine in resource-poor areas.

The pathway includes coursework, an independent investigative inquiry or equivalent project, and a preceptorship. The requirements can be found online at http://depts.washington.edu/ihg/pathway.htm

For more information on the pathway, contact Daren Wade, program manager at the Global Health Resource Center, at 206-616-1159, dwade@u.washington.edu or Erika Schroeder with the International Health Group, erikas@u.washington.edu


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