Education & Training

The Center for Global Health supports global health education across the continuum of learning through grants, seminars, events, and experiential learning opportunities. A key focus of the center is working with program directors across campus to expand and embed global health in the curriculum, research, and training. 

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MUSC students, residents, and fellows are involved in clinical, research, and service projects around the globe, working closely with local partners to understand and address health challenges. The center helps facilitate many of those experiences, working with students and trainees to identify sites and projects and evaluate them for their safety, academic programming, and ethical engagement in local health settings.

Field experiences have a life-changing impact on students, residents, and fellows – and prepares them to better care for patients at home and abroad. They gain exposure to how medicine is practiced in another country, enhance their clinical skills and better equip them to address health disparities globally and locally. Studies show that trainees who participate in international clinical rotations are more likely to later practice medicine among underserved and multicultural populations in the United States.

"Our goal is to foster global health engagement that is grounded in humility, equity, solidarity, and social justice." - Kathleen Ellis, Executive Director 

Ethics & Cultural Humility

Review the resources below to better identify and navigate some of the ethical and cultural complexities you may encounter while abroad.

Pre-travel Preparation


MUSC is an institutional member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). CUGH supports academic institutions and partners from around the world in addressing global health challenges.

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CFHI Partnership

Learn more about the MUSC & Child Family Health International (CFHI) partnership to engage students and trainees in community health projects in low-and middle-income countries.

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