Global Future Physician

A group of students studying abroad

Destination: India

Who is this class (global seminar) for?
Pre-med and pre-health students who have taken the Future Physician course series will be given first preference. This seminar is limited to a maximum of 25 students.

Is this a class?
Yes, this is a 3-credit class that is taken on an A/F grading basis. The cost of the class and the trip is rolled into your spring semester financial aid package. This class involves three (3) intense weeks of learning together both in the classroom and on the road. 

Where will we be going?
The course is taught at the Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS), in Mysore, India. VIIS is an educational institution of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a leading NGO in the field of health and development in India.

The course will be based out the VIIS campus in Mysore, India, and will include many field visits to tribal and rural areas of the Mysore district, Mysore Medical College, a government-run hospital and a private hospital. Additionally, the course will include visits to ancient temples, rural development projects, and water resource utilization projects to gain an understanding of the social influences on health and medicine.

Learning Objectives

Student group in India

As a result of participating in this seminar and spring course, students will be able to:

  • Describe global health competencies and the roles and responsibilities of all health providers when entering into a relationship with any global community
  • Provide examples of the social determinants of health as seen or experienced in India with Thailand and the US
  • Compare health, health systems, and the One Health approach between India and the US