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Global Health Education With Drexel Faculty

Global health opportunities at Drexel University College of Medicine.

At Drexel, various faculty and departments partake in global experiences. You may contact each to explore and join their efforts — some are clinical and others are interdisciplinary. For consideration as a "specials elective" (either patient related or non-patient related), the experience must meet the approval of the Special Electives Committee, the Office of Global Health, the host international institution, and Drexel Study Abroad.

Students can learn global health through clinical efforts, nonclinical efforts, student interest groups, interdisciplinary efforts and departmental conferences.

To learn more about nonclinical opportunities, please visit the Drexel Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad.

Clinical Global Efforts

Family Medicine

Dr. Annette Gadegbeku, a family practitioner, volunteers with a multidisciplinary team, including members from Jefferson Health, to deliver health care through a faith-based Christian organization, Glory Unlimited Ministries. For more information, please contact Dr. Gadegbeku at

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Interdisciplinary Global Efforts

You may participate alongside other Drexel students, in interdisciplinary global health efforts. They are offered year round and not necessarily according to the medical school calendar. These may be ideal during breaks.

Public Health

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University coordinates many global health experiences. You can learn more about these, including the Dornsife Global Scholars Program and Senegambia course, by visiting the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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Global Health Conferences

In addition to travel, there are also departmental conferences in global health. All are welcome to attend.


The Department of Pediatrics conducts conferences on various topics in global health each week and holds Helping Babies Breathe workshops for pediatrics residents. The department also promotes and facilitates global health rotations for residents. Please contact Dr. Goldstein ( for a schedule or more information about these opportunities.

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