Last week the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced a new program – the Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) Collaborative – an initiative to address cross-cultural understanding and the need to treat different patient populations in the U.S. and around the world through faculty engagement and increased global awareness.
GHLO (pronounced “glow”) will consist of a network of med schools in the U.S. and abroad and will provide med students in their final year of med school with clinical, research, or public health-related international opportunities.
To facilitate the “collaborative” element of the initiative, the AAMC will provide participating institutions with access to a web-based application service that will “streamline the application process for cross-border medical school electives available to final-year medical and public health students by facilitating mobility to and from the U.S. and from one international site to another.”
There are currently 24 institutions from 15 countries involved in the initiative, with 20 additional institutions already in the application pipeline.
See the AAMC press release, “AAMC Launches New Global Health Education Initiative to Enhance Opportunities for Medical Students and Faculty Worldwide” for more information on the GHLO Collaborative.
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