Undergraduate Medical Education

UGME Global Health Concentration

The Global Health Concentration is an optional curriculum aimed at undergraduate medical students who wish to pursue further education and training in global health. The curriculum features learning objectives that centre on seven major themes in global health. Students complete these learning objectives through didactic teaching, academic self-study, and experiential learning. The Global Health Concentration is a self-directed learning program that allows students to choose from a variety of learning materials and to select the learning styles that best suit them. Students who would like to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Global Health by completing an academic project are encouraged to use their skills and experience to present their work by various means, including photo journals, video journals, and poster presentations.

You will find further details about the Global Health Concentration in the Student Handbook, which is available in LearnMed  

For more information on the Global Health Concentration, contact the Global Health Program Coordinator at globalhealth@uOttawa.ca.


“This optional concentration is an excellent opportunity for MD students to gain a deeper understanding of underserved and marginalized populations in a global context,” said Dr. Melissa Forgie, Vice-Dean of UGME.

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