Opportunities in Philadelphia
You do not need to travel overseas in order to gain global health experience. There are several global health efforts taking place right here in Philadelphia.
For students interested in "glocal" health experiences, we recommend the following:
- The Chinatown Clinic provides medical care to new immigrants to the U.S. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in continued global health experiences. Students do not just participate in patient care; they also see firsthand the impact that social, cultural and economic factors can have upon a patient's health, specifically in the Asian population. For more information, please contact the Office of Global Health or email Vincent Zarro, MD, at email@example.com.
- The Nationalities Service Center provides health education to refugees.
- The Lutheran Children and Family Services Refugee Resettlement Program assists newly arrived families to connect to and learn about navigating the U.S. health care system.
Learn more at webcampus.drexelmed.edu/communityexperience/
Global Health in Philadelphia: Shraddha Damaraju
After her time in Honduras in 2017, Shraddha Damaraju was eager to complete another global health experience. She stayed in Philadelphia this time, working on a project focused on naloxone distribution in 2019.
She presented about her experience at Drexel's 13th Annual Drexel Student Conference on Global Challenges on February 27. Her talk was "Community-Driven Solutions to Global Challenges: Naloxone Distribution in Philadelphia Communities." View a recording of the conference.