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.
Past students interested in "glocal" health experiences have worked with the Chinatown Clinic, led by Vincent Zarro, MD. The clinic provided medical care to new immigrants to the U.S. This was an excellent opportunity for those interested in continued global health experiences. Students did not just participate in patient care; they also saw firsthand the impact that social, cultural and economic factors can have upon a patient's health, specifically in the Asian population.