International and border-community health care have been a focus since the 1967 founding of the College of Medicine – Tucson. Get hands-on clinical and research experience through our international health care and community service programs!
This paid 10-week summer internship gives medical 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).
Undergraduates interested in this topic should look into the related FRONTERA Border Health Scholars 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!
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 Outreach and Multicultural Affairs (OMA). OMA programs and activities seek to increase diversity in the health care workforce, and promote understanding of connections between culture and health.
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.