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Global Health Learning Experiences at RFU

The Office of Global Health Initiatives coordinates opportunities for students to serve communities in low- and middle-income countries while learning to identify and remedy health disparities. 

Why Global Health at RFUMS?

The focus of our Global Health efforts at RFU is meeting the health needs of all people—especially the poor in underserved communities—with compassion, integrity, high ethical standards, and a high level of competence. We believe the benefits of learning in and about other parts of the world are invaluable, honing cross-cultural communication and problem-solving skills that improve care delivery and patient outcomes even in the United States.

RFU is especially well-suited to advance the field of Global Health due to our interprofessional approach to learning and service.

We have established partnership sites in China, St. Lucia and Uganda, and our collaboration with Child Family Health International (CFHI) offers students a variety of global health learning experiences at 31 sites in 10 countries. During the past three academic years, more than 200 RFU students have participated in Global Health opportunities in 28 different countries.