At UAMS, we know that global health issues are more than just helping improve the lives of people around the world — it’s learning to adapt and to become culturally competent health care professionals sensitive to a population’s access to health care, education, and the conditions of work and home in communities around the world.
The UAMS global field experience is designed to equip students with the skills they need to impact health and health care in Arkansas and beyond. Our students are given the education and practical skills to prepare them for global training and field placements. We have collaborations with institutions in Costa Rica, China, Ghana, Belize, and work in the Delta and with the Marshallese population in northwest Arkansas.
The UAMS Global Health Education Fund is designed to ease the student’s total financial burden. UAMS’s interprofessional field service opportunities are designed to provide quality and cost-effective patient care, increase a student’s clinical skills, and create a lasting value of improving the health of global patients and populations.