Education & Training

Global health experiences can have a profound impact on medical students, post-graduate trainees, and faculty members alike. Observing medicine in another setting and working with colleagues from a different background can yield insights, enhance skills, and ultimately benefit patients on both sides of a collaboration. Global REACH supports experiences and training to help our UMMS students, colleagues and partners engage in global health across all stages of their career, from a variety of student experience offerings to robust global health research training for early- and mid-career members of the faculty exploring global health for the first time.

Travel Awards for Educational Experiences - Global REACH offers a number of student travel grants supporting both clinical and research-focused educational experiences abroad.

Global Health & Disparities Path - Global REACH works closely with the medical school's unique Global Health & Disparities (GHD) Path of Excellence, which provides students an opportunity to integrate experiential learning focused on reducing domestic and global health disparities.

Sites for UMMS student international experiences in FY2018-19.

This yearlong program intended to help faculty, fellows and residents incorporate global health into their research portfolios, creating a foundation for meaningful collaborative relationships and research in the global health setting, and ultimately paving the way to successfully compete for extramural funding for global health research. Through a combination of mentorship, and monthly seminar events, participants will gain the tools to develop their own research activities abroad.

Introduced in 2019, the Global Executive Education Program is designed for our international partner institutions. It offers an unprecedented opportunity for aspiring healthcare leaders around the world to spend time at Michigan Medicine learning critical knowledge and skills to improve and transform care at their home institution.

Each year, UMMS welcomes up to 10 medical students from Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine for extensive biomedical research training. Working and learning in the lab of a Michigan Medicine faculty member, participants remain in Ann Arbor for at least two years before returning to China to complete their MD.

The Josip Matovinovic Endowed Clinical Medicine Fellowship supports UMMS faculty members in hosting an international visiting scholar for the purpose of providing in-depth training opportunities that advance the scholar's academic interests and capabilities.