UTHealth is proud to have a number of student organizations and programs of study dedicated to global health. These include:
SIGHT aims to further awareness of global health issues among medical students and advocate long-term, sustainable relationships with medically underserved populations both locally and internationally, by encouraging students to engage in global health efforts through clinical medicine, public health, and research.
The Student Society for Global Health was founded in the Spring of 2010 by students at UTHealth School of Public Health dedicated to promoting the understanding that an individual's health is tied to the health of his or her community.
Global Health Scholarly Concentration at UTHealth Medical School
The Global Health Scholarly Concentration increases the medical students’ awareness of global health issues by attending “Issues in Global Health” Lecture Series and participating in the Journal Club. It also provides students with the opportunity to experience supervised clinical service in underserved areas.
Global Health Concentration at UTHealth School of Public Health
The Global Health Concentration curriculum is intended for any public health student interested in exploring how globalization affects health determinants, the health status of populations, and the capacity of nation states to deal with health and disease. The concentration gives students an insider's perspective of public health on an international scale where international collaboration and negotiation through local non-governmental organizations and grassroots action are required. Students who choose a global health concentration have over 18 classes to choose from and over 40 faculty teaching in the concentration.