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Global Health Education Student Experiences

We encourage you to learn more about global health opportunities through previous student experiences. These students' firsthand accounts of their experiences will provide added insight when planning your trip. You'll learn what you can expect while you're abroad and the new perspective you'll receive upon your return.

For any questions about previous global health efforts, please contact the director of global health education, Dr. Varjavand at nielufar.varjavand@drexelmed.edu.

Share Your Experience

In order to raise global health awareness at Drexel, we hope that you'll share your experience by sending us reflections of your learning to post online for others. Include pictures or videos for which you have obtained consent to share.

Africa

Cameroon

"My experience in Cameroon was enlightening in many regards. My background is in global health and first year at Drexel only strengthened my desire to work on the ground delivering medical care in an international setting. During first year, we learned of the role of G6PD in malaria and the mechanisms of HIV transcription, but to actively be involved in the care of a child suffering from malaria or treating a young man with HIV really illuminated the importance of the fundamentals from first year. I was able to put a face to diseases and that elevated the importance of this material for me."
Laura Pasternack (Summer 2014)

Yasmin El Khashab (Summer 2012)

Egypt

Ethiopia

Ghana

Kenya

Malawi

Morocco

Nigeria

Senegal/Gambia

South Africa

Swaziland

Uganda

Zambia/Zimbabwe

Asia

Bangladesh

Bhutan

China

India

Indian Himalayas and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands

Japan

Sri Lanka

Vietnam

Europe

Albania

Switzerland

United Kingdom

North America, Central America, Caribbean Islands

Cuba

Guatemala

Honduras

United States

South America

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Ecuador

Drexel med student Garrett Mayo in the health clinic of Guayaquil; a board to monitor pregnant patients, including risk level.

Ecuador with Child Family Health International
Garrett Mayo (Summer 2017)

Riobamba, Ecuador with Cachamsi
Laura Pasternack (Senior Elective April 2018)

Ohio University Tropical Disease Institute's Chagas Research
"The program had two aspects, a mapping and research portion about the kissing bug and prevention (as well as other data gathering). It was also a health clinic where we took care of whatever the local population's needs were."
Andrew Morris (Summer 2015)

Community Medicine: From Rainforest to Coast
Margaret Butchy (Summer 2016, Second Year Medical Student)

Child Health Family International (CHFI)
Hiral Lathia (Summer 2016, First Year Medical Student)

Anya Golkowski (Summer 2016)

Brian Lefchak (June 2014)

Peru

 
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