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Global Health: Resources

To help you in your efforts to engage in the Center's Global Health electives or in Global Health in general, please use the following resources:

CMHE-REQUIRED DOCUMENTS/DEADLINES/CHECKPOINTS: 

IMPORTANT, STOP HERE ⇒ Please read this Global Health Checklist/Deadlines thoroughly and often.  Be mindful of all deadlines.  

The CMHE-required forms* are listed below.  DO NOT SUBMIT THE CMHE FORMS TO THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES (OIS).      

  1. *Consent Form

  2. *Global Health Mission Statement

  3. *Proof of Immunizations

  4. *Student Affidavit

  5. *Grace Application/Budget

  6.  *Mentor Invitation

To complete the OIS Travel packet, follow this link OIS Travel packets.  Look for the forms under the EDUCATION ABROAD heading at the bottom of the page.   DO NOT SUBMIT THE OIS TRAVEL PACKET TO THE CMHE GLOBAL HEALTH COORDINATOR.  

CMHE GLOBAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

Articles:
Global Health Training: Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines for Training Experiences in Global Health: John Crump and Jeremy Sugarman (PDF)
Professionalism 101: How to be Professional and Act Ethically when Abroad: Child Family Health International (PDF)
The Challenge of Global Health: Laurie Garrett (PDF)
The White Savior Industrial Complex: Teju Cole
The Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (PDF)
Social Determinants Approaches to Public Health: From Concept to Practice: World Health Organization (PDF)

Other: 

MARC Travel Clinic: Schedule an appointment with the UTHSCSA travel clinic with Dr. Anthony Hartzler (hartzlera@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-9800) at least 2 months prior to any international travel.

Office of UME Travel Award Guidelines 

CMHE Global Health Guidelines, Ruth Berggren, MD

The CMHE Academic Program Coordinator will order medications and supplies needed by your team.  Please see Global Health Supply and Medication Ordering Procedures.
 
CMHE Policies & Procedures for the Requisition of Supplies and Equipment for Approved International Electives

CMHE Travel Requisition and Reimbursement Policies & Procedures for Approved International Electives


Institutional Review Board: if you are conducting research while abroad, check with UTHSCSAs Institutional Review Board to see if your research needs to be reviewed.
 

Office of International Services: for any additional questions about institutional policies for international travel, please contact the Office of International Services.
 

International Elective Site Evaluation: upon returning home from an international elective, all students are required to complete this student site evaluation.
First/Second Year
Third/Fourth Year