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Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine -
International Health Program & Global Health Initiative


Visited Locations (25)

Countries: Bolivia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Lesotho, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, United States

Months of Travel: June/July (M1), 4th year elective typically in spring

Year Initiated: 2000

Total Yearly Outreach Participants: 50-60

Matriculants per class: ~110

Medical School Involvement: M1, M4

Other participating professional schools:

The Center for Global Health - Master’s in Public Health

Faculty and staffing:

BSOM faculty; Dr. Kate Cauley - Director of the International Health Program; Partner organization staff, physicians, and translators

Application process:

1. Each trip is organized by student travelers and is submitted for approval by the International Education Advisory Board. Two faculty-directed trips are exempt from this process, and those are trips to Jamaica & Swaziland as they don’t require annual approval.

2. A prerequisite ‘Healthcare in Developing Countries’ course is required to participate in an international elective.

3. Procedures for developing a trip are found:
ProcedforIElectives12.pdf

Program elements:

All trips have different elements, however, they must be a minimum of two weeks in length and have a medical focus in underserved regions of the world

Financial support:

Self-funded; Wright State University’s University Center for International Education Study Abroad Travel Assistance Scholarship

Faculty time allotted:

Volunteer faculty

Administrative support:

Administrative support provided by Katherine Cauley, Ph.D., B1 Electives Subcommittee Chair and Director of International Education, Research Park Tech Center IV, Ste 200, 937‐258‐5546, katherine.cauley@wright.edu