Medical Students - 1st/2nd year

CFHI Global Health Education Programs are perfect to provide you with an opportunity to make the most of the summer between the 1st and 2nd year of medical school. With over 25 programs to choose from, you will find one that focuses on the geographic area, patient population, or disease burden that interests you the most. By going on a CFHI program during your summer, you will lay the foundation for other global opportunities later in medical school and beyond. Many of our alumni go on to be global health experts, faculty with international medical practices, and other leaders in the global health field. Whether you are curious about global health or have an existing dedication to being a global health practitioner, CFHI has a program that’s right for you.

Programs usually focus on one or more global health related themes. You can find the full list below:

Primary Care and Health Justice

Public Health & Advocacy

Hospital & Inpatient Medicine

Maternal & Reproductive Health

Global Health Nursing

Pediatrics & Child Health


Urban/Rural Comparative

Traditional & Indigenous Medicine

End of Life & Palliative Care

Dental Care and Oral Health

Intensive Beginner Spanish

Vision/Ophthalmology/Fighting Blindness