Program Overview and Registration
Preclinical junior medical students and dental students enrolled in their respective Anatomy courses at the listed partner schools are eligible for participation. Students must be in good academic standing. No foreign language proficiency is required and conversations are held in English (unless students decide otherwise). There are no credits or grades given for participation in this program. The program is free of charge (no tuition) and is a voluntary activity. Students are expected to sign and submit a consent form prior to participation (as needed), and to respond to a short feedback (ICE questionnaire) after parts 1, 2 and 3.
The program is a 3-part program and extends over 2 semesters:
Part 1 - small group work (online videoconferences) - October to January
Part 2 - large group international student conferences - early/mid February
Part 3 - international student exchange - June through October
Students can participate in part 1 (small group work, via videoconferences) and part 2 (large international student videoconferences) without participation in part 3.
Participation in parts 1 and 2 is considered a prerequisite for part 3 (i.e., international student travel and research lab placement). Travels for Columbia MD-PhD students will only take place during their PhD lab research time and only if the PI agrees.
Commitment - a 6 to 8-hour time commitment is desired for part 1, and a 3-4 hour time commitment is expected for part 2. Part 3 (i.e., research internship abroad) is typically 6-8 weeks in duration.
Columbia students who receive funding for their internship through the “Programs in Education in Global Population Health” (GPH) or the College of Dental Medicine (CDM) are expected to present their research data after they return, at the conference(s) listed below.
Students remain connected to the large group via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and the general email roster.
Interested in signing up?
Please sign up here.
Columbia students - please download and sign this consent form and email to Dr. Wu with your name on the file.