St. Clotilde, Peru (Peruvian Amazon)

This elective/placement in Peru is coordinated through the Division of Global Health (Department of Family Practice). The elective is based at the The Centro De Salud of Sta. Clotilde, which has 32 beds and is located on the Napo River in Peru’s Amazon region providing service and community outreach for 13 river communities.   Supervision is provided by St. Clotilde local and visiting medical staff physicians. Ideal for students in their clinical training period (MED 4, Residents).  Basic Spanish is essential and taking some Spanish lessons prior to your elective is strongly suggested. This elective is not open to volunteers or learners with no Spanish language ability.

ZimCan Health Initiative, Zimbabwe

Current elective placements are available in March/April of every year. There are also placements in the fall and the potential for summer placements if there is enough interest. The program is somewhat flexible so please email Dr Ray Markham if you have any questions. The placement is ideal for students in their clinical training period (UBC MED 4, Residents)

Saigon, Vietnam Clinical Elective

Are you interested in gaining additional clinical experience and the opportunity to visit Vietnam before graduating from UBC Medicine? An official agreement has been signed between UBC Medicine and The University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) in Saigon Vietnam since 2012 to provide our 4th year Medical Students with the opportunity to gain additional clinical experience (4 to 6 weeks duration) before graduating from UBC Medicine.

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 7-11, 2018

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 7-11, 2018

Date: May 7-11, 2018 An intensive, week-long course for physicians, nurses, public health practitioners and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases. The course emphasizes three broad areas: Clinical tropical medicine, Parasitology, Public health

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Pollution: a global public health crisis ~ Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

This week the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health released study reports on the gravity of impact pollution has on health.  Pollution has emerged as the “world’s largest environmental cause of disease and premature death.”

Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training Program  POSTPONED

Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training Program POSTPONED

Date: October 19-22, 2017 Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training Program is designed to simulate a complex humanitarian emergency that requires a comprehensive understanding of war, natural disasters and forced displacement, and the impact of cultural contexts on the affected populations

Lancet Countdown:  Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Interested in learning more about climate change and health? The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Reporting annually in The Lancet, it will follow a series of indicators, demonstrating […]

Global Health Initiative

Global Health Initiative

The UBC Medicine Global Health Initiative  (GHI) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year!  Founded by medical students and faculty global health champions,  GHI aimed to provide a platform for students to gain knowledge and skills in global health and develop ethical and meaningful partnerships with low resourced communities.  Through collaborative planning and consultation, GHI and […]

UBC Global Health Conference

UBC Global Health Conference

Please look to the bottom of this post for opportunities on how YOU can get involved and help shape the GHC 2016! Even if it is with just a small and quick comment about this post. Global Health Conference The GHC is an annual event that had its greatly successful inauguration as a historic UBC […]