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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: Medical Student Elective Program Type General: Worldwide
Level of Study: Graduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences
Credit Offered: UC Credit Eligibility Restrictions: Medical Students Only
Program Advisor: Jon Hibbard
Program Description:
 

Program Overview

PMM 7053: Global Health Volunteerism

All 1st year medical students seeking credit for global/international health activities must register for this course. This
elective offers a single point of entry for students interested in global health activities facilitated through the College of
Medicine. Medical students enrolled in this course may travel any where in the world as long as the learning objectives
are well articulated, an on-site preceptor (MD or PhD) has been identified in the sponsoring country/organization, and
the elective is approved by the Office of Global Health and UC International. Learning objectives include knowledge
and skills related to global health and medicine in international settings, as professional attitudes and behaviors related
to global health and cultural competency. Because students may choose from a variety of international locations and
engage in multiple learning activities, specific learning objectives are defined initially by the individual student and
refined and approved by the course director. All College of Medicine students seeking approval for this elective must
complete an online application through UC International and participate in a pre-departure orientation session
organized by UC International that provides information.

 
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Location

Medical students enrolled in this course may travel any where in the world as long as the learning objectives are well articulated and UC International approves of the destination.
 

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Who Can Participate?

Medical Students

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Academic Program and Course Information

College of Medicine
Course Number: PMM7053

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Faculty

Jason Blackard, PhD
Director, Office of Global Health

Division of Digestive Diseases
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
ML 0595, 231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Phone:   513-558-4389
Email:    jason.blackard@uc.edu
 

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Living Arrangements

Living arrangements are the responsibility of the student and are typically organized in collaboration with a local in-country supervisor or the organization sponsoring the elective. 

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Getting There

Airfare is the responsibility of the student and is typically organized once the application to take PMM 7053 has been approved by the course director.

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?Program Costs
 

Program costs depend on the country where the elective will be conducted as well as the sponsoring organization.

Please consult the database compiled by the Office of Global Health: International Opportunities for Students in Health Fields.

Students should also keep in mind and research costs for the following:
International emergency and evacuation insurance
Visa application/processing fees
In-country transportation
Cultural excursions/entrance fees
Personal spending/souvenirs
 

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Jason Blackard, PhD
Director, Office of Global Health
Medical Sciences Building, Room 7210
Office of Global Health
Phone: 513-558-4389
Fax: 513-558-1744
Email: jason.blackard@uc.edu
 

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