Engaging in global health work is imperative to achieve the end goal of global health equity. Through global health work, we strive for a world where access to quality healthcare is ubiquitous and preventable disease is not life-threatening.
The mission of the interdisciplinary MedStar Global Health Equity Track is to shape the future leaders of healthcare with an understanding of the underlying principles that influence health equity in the international landscape, including historical, racial, social, cultural, environmental, economic, and political forces. Residents graduating from the track will be able to advocate for vulnerable populations in a variety of settings.
Global Health Equity themes are explored in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary didactics and simulations. Residents participate in at least one Global Health rotation, either domestically or abroad, and present a capstone project at the completion of their track. Close faculty mentorship is given throughout the two-year track. Additional opportunities such as forensic asylum evaluation training are available.