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Hi, I'm interested in global health and health inequalities....

Curious which D.O. schools are a good fit ...

I notice that Ohio University has solid Tropical Medicine opportunities and
affiliations in South America (Ecuador?) ...

Also see that VCU has medical missions in Honduras and I think I recall that
Touro - Mare Island has some opportunities....

I wonder if anyone could expand on this ... programs that offer opportunities
to work with underserved populations in the U.S. as well as providing
opportunities to work overseas ....

Thanks very much.

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Have you considered a MPH?
 

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For under served populations in the US, SOMA is probably the best DO school. The school is partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers (the nation's health care safety net taking care of all patients regardless of their ability to pay) for rotations. The school is new and does not currently have any specific international programs (we have some students travel with the Flying Samaritans to Mexico). I think that at many schools if a student wants to set up international rotations it's not a probable.
 

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Nearly every school offers some little trip to whatever spot in the world to feel good about themselves. It isn't really tough. If they don't have it, then one can still join up with another group. The major school I've heard push international medicine/global health is BGU in Israel. They are really hardcore with it and you are required to do some rotations in a third world country or something.
 

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http://www.dmu.edu/globalhealth/

i've been i contact with the global health program at DMU. they seem to be getting there stuff together. i'm really interested in goin to Africa so well see how that works out.
 

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http://www.dmu.edu/globalhealth/

i've been i contact with the global health program at DMU. they seem to be getting there stuff together. i'm really interested in goin to Africa so well see how that works out.
Good, I was just going to say that.

DMU has even started offering global health electives to 3rd and 4th year students. I would check into this if you are at all interested.
 
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good info...i had not looked at SOMA ... very interesting program...
definitely going to add that to the list...

i had looked at Ben Gurion and will likely apply there as well...

had i considered an MPH?... I would do it concurrent with a DO/MD
program but I want to be a practitioner ... I am in a public health GA
position and i certainly am very interested in public health/epidemiology/
tropical medicine ... as well as social justice, health inequalities, etc....

i think there's enough overlap to keep me motivated :)

thanks very much for the responses....
 

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good info...i had not looked at SOMA ... very interesting program...
definitely going to add that to the list...

i had looked at Ben Gurion and will likely apply there as well...

had i considered an MPH?... I would do it concurrent with a DO/MD
program but I want to be a practitioner ... I am in a public health GA
position and i certainly am very interested in public health/epidemiology/
tropical medicine ... as well as social justice, health inequalities, etc....

i think there's enough overlap to keep me motivated :)

thanks very much for the responses....
wow...you are basically describing Preventive Medicine.....have you heard of it? you should check it out.

included in the residency is completeion of a 1 year MPH. on top of that there is another two years of residency. so you get your MPH but can be a practitioner if you choose to. the website below explains everything about preventive medicine...including careers, FAQs, overview of residency training, application process, etc.

http://www.acpm.org/education/ge_resources3.htm#Overview%20of%20Residency%20Training%20in%20Preventive%20Medicine