CFHI's Global Health Education programs are also often referred to as global health internships, clinical electives, away rotations, or externships. They are open to all with an interest in global health.
CFHI Programs offer first-hand experiences alongside local physicians and public health experts in Latin America, Africa, and India. CFHI participants are connected with clinical sites and public health organizations to learn how experts in resource-poor settings address healthcare challenges and innovate solutions. CFHI’s programs support underserved communities abroad and provide professional development for those interested in health or global health careers.
CFHI offers both 4-week or 2-week experiences. 4-week “Global Health Education Programs,” found below provide an in-depth, immersive experience spanning several clinical and/or public health sites and can be extended or combined to provide a comprehensive multi-geographic understanding of global health. 4-week CFHI Global Health Education Programs run year-round.
CFHI’s 2-week Global Health Intensives provide a shorter, survey experience at select sites for those whose schedule does not allow them to join a traditional CFHI program. For more on 2-week CFHI programs, see our Global Health Intensives page.
Let the world change you!
Since the worst economic collapse in its history Argentina is on a path to economic growth and social inclusion. Join health experts and experience how increased funds for healthcare, shifts in public policy, and new waves of immigration during the last 10 years are changing the healthcare landscape.
Bolivia, in the heart of South America, is home to the most indigenous population in the region and is the poorest country in South America. Through CFHI become a part of Bolivian life and learn how these factors impact healthcare in this diverse country.
Ecuador, where CFHI began, takes its name from its location on the earth's equator and is host to a wealth of cultural and geographic diversity. Join rotations ranging from urban healthcare in the bustling capital of Quito to community-based health in the Amazon jungle.
India, with over 1 billion people is a confluence of religions, languages and cultures. Here, 50% of the urban population lives below the poverty line. CFHI programs from Mumbai to the Himalayan region immerse participants in ancient cultural traditions and complex healthcare systems.
Mexico-the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. Live in the state of Oaxaca, where it is estimated that 50% of inhabitants have no access to primary health care. Experience the challenges of Mexican healthcare workers and learn about contemporary social issues facing local populations.
Experience the healthcare challenges facing South Africa first-hand, where under the Apartheid regime the majority of people had limited or no healthcare until the 1990's. Now under majority rule, great strides have been made and efforts to reach underserved communities are ongoing.
In Uganda over 80% of the population lives in rural settings. Travel to
Uganda and join healthcare initiatives implementing education,
counseling, and clinical care alongside community healthcare workers,
others mobilizing for improved health and livelihoods in the countryside
of southwestern Uganda.
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education program or for CFHI Global Partners and Preceptors. To apply for
a global health education program, please click here.