Leaders in Global Health Education Programs

Welcome to the UF College of Medicine’s Global Health Education Program. Our students and faculty engage with partners at home and abroad to develop physicians who use global health principles to provide excellent patient care with sensitivity to the social determinants of health.


The Global Health Education Program aims to cultivate the global health physician using a step-wise approach to introduce students to health equity.

Global Health Foundations

Students will receive introduction to global health through participation in classroom and service learning activities.

Global Health Implementation

Students will further their understanding and discover global health skills through practical learning experiences.

Global Health Practice

Students interested in pursuit of careers in Global Health may apply the skills they have learned in Foundations and Implementation through local and global health equity focused electives in the fourth year.

Contact Us

Need help with information about the Global Health Education Program? Contact the Office of International Medical Education Program


UF medical students and faculty provide care each year to thousands of individuals in five countries in the Western Hemisphere (Ecuador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Donations to Global Health are tax deductible, help off-set the total expenses of our trips and are non-refundable.


Our partners play a vital part in the success of our trips. They negotiate accommodations, provide transportation, provide translators, and support our mission to meet the need of those in their communities.

Service Trips

The College of Medicine sponsors trips to Dominican Republic, Ecuador. Haiti, Mexico, and  Nicaragua each Spring Break. The College of Medicine students collaborate with students from Pharmacy, Nursing and Dentistry to plan and execute the trips, with faculty input and oversight.  

UF Global Health Principles of Engagement

The mission of the University of Florida includes the strengthening of the human
condition and the improvement of quality of life of all people. We
accomplish this in part by engaging in teaching, research, and service to improve global health