Global Health Opportunities

VP&S Student Engagement in Global Health

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) students have the opportunity to engage in global health clinical and research activities at numerous points in the curriculum. Whether it is after their first year of medical school, as part of their Scholar Program track or Research Year project, or in their fourth year during an international elective, VP&S students engage with the world through their scholarly endeavors.

Visiting Student Elective Program

VP&S also provides clinical electives to international students from more than 20 international medical schools for which VP&S has a formal exchange agreement. The inclusion of international medical students into our clinical rotation provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about health-care systems in international settings.