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Posted on 4/8/2013

HSC 2020 Strategic Plan Priority: Promote a vibrant environment devoted to diversity, learning & scholarship

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Serving, learning, reflecting – these are the experiences that make global health rotations meaningful.

During the month of April, five groups of WVU Health Sciences students will travel to locations around the world. Seventeen students will gain knowledge about other cultures and what those cultures can teach them about people, healthcare and problem solving.

WVU faculty preceptors will accompany students rotating in Barbuda, China, Fiji and Ghana, while Amizade Global Service Learning is facilitating the rotation in Brazil – a first for the WVU Global Health Program.

“Global health rotations are a great opportunity for inter-professional education,” Global Health Program Director Melanie A. Fisher, M.D., M.Sc., said. “Medical students get to work side by side with dental students, public health students, nursing students and pharmacy students. That’s a theme of the future – healthcare is a team effort. It’s better for patients. It’s better all around.”

Read full press release here.