Education

International Programs

International and border-community health care have long been areas of focus for our students and faculty. These programs allow current medical, graduate and undergraduate students to gain hands-on clinical and research experience.

Focusing Research on the Border Area (FRONTERA) internship
This paid 10-week summer internship gives medical, undergraduate and graduate students the chance to study public health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Get practical, hands-on research experience and build relationships with experienced scientists, researchers and public health professionals! The FRONTERA internship is offered in collaboration with Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).

Global MedCats Spanish-language program
Global MedCats is a summer study-abroad program for medical and health care students with beginning, intermediate or advanced-level Spanish. Further your language education and get clinical experience in one of our two beautiful international locations!

Global Health Distinction Track
Student interested in global health issues should also consider pursuing an MD Distinction Track in Global Health.

Other Outreach Resources

Many College of Medicine – Tucson outreach opportunities are offered through our Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI). ODI programs and activities seek to increase diversity in the health care workforce, and promote understanding of connections between culture and health.

ODI also offers programs for undergraduate pre-med/pre-health and high school students.

The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) administers our RHPP and CUP programs, and supports several programs related to the Global Health MD Distinction Track. OMSE also oversees our medical curriculum, and offers academic support to medical students.