Global Health News and Events

From English to Medicine to Ecuador – one medical student's career path leads to an immersion program in Ecuador

Incoming students will have a great deal to weigh as they plan for the new semester. And there are many questions to be answered before taking the plunge. How am I going to fund my education? What are the mentorship practices at the university? What am I getting myself into? A question that increasingly looms large is whether institutions offer opportunities to learn abroad.

MUSC Global Travel: By the numbers

MUSC faculty, staff, trainees and students play important roles in the global health arena. From treating pediatric cerebral palsy patients in Ethiopia to building cardiac catheterization programs in Tanzania, the MUSC community is continually changing what’s possible around the world.

MUSC College of Medicine graduate completes prestigious GE/NMF International Medical Scholars Program

Necessity—truly—is the mother of invention. Consequently, practical and successful interventions are, in most cases, found in the poorest settings around the world where resources are strained. The results of public health and medical interventions abroad account for many best practices for health care systems in the developed world.

Chief resident reflects on residency program in Tanzania
MUSC medical student takes on cause of World No Tobacco Day, observed May 31

By Rahoul Ahuja

Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer along healthcare professionals in developing countries, work with global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and also conduct research in Argentina. Through these experiences, I’ve not only cultivated a passion for global health, but have also found that international traveling is very humbling, and really broadens your perspective.By Rahoul Ahuja

DHA graduate recognizes global influences in healthcare IT

Conventional wisdom holds that once a student graduates, the worst is over. No more long nights studying. No more Socratic or didactic learning. Spending inordinate amounts of time on research papers just for course credit is now a thing of the past.

MUSC anesthesiology chair provides global learning through residency program in Tanzania

Coffin shops line the route to Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. Passersby view the merchants, fashioning their products for all but certain sales, as they come and go through Mwanza, a northern city on the shoreline of Lake Victoria.

MUSC medical student combats education, pediatric health issues in rural India

By Janie Thomas

MUSC International Picnic 2014

A great time was had by MUSC internationals and their families at the International Picnic on Sunday, May 6, 2014. Delicious food was served, fun games were played and it couldn't have been the great success that it was without our students, scholars, friends and their families. 

Thank you all for your support! Enjoy the above pictures. 

MUSC Center for Global Health announces 2014 Global Health Faculty Pilot grant recipients

MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) recently awarded six faculty members global health seed funding of up to $20,000 to support global health research projects in low and middle-income countries.  The CGH’s goal in releasing these funds is to bolster our faculty’s ability to collect vital preliminary data needed to secure extramural funding from governmental, private or non-governmental sources. Awardees were selected from a diverse pool of exceptional submissions through a competitive peer-review process. The following are 2014 Global Health Pilot Grant recipients.