Academic Health Center

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Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety


Are you a student who:

  • Wants to experience global health first-hand?
  • Is planning to travel abroad to gain that experience?
  • Understands the limitations in what you can and cannot do when abroad?
  • Knows that you could put your future as a health professional at risk if you are not careful?
  • Wants to learn about these issues and become global ambassador for patient safety?

Complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety Online Workshop

Before you pack your passport and head to the airport, complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) online workshop and learn about what you need to be aware of when gaining experience in another country. The Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety online workshop was created in coordination with the Learning Abroad Center and is designed for all students who are going abroad and plan to volunteer in a healthcare setting.

For students currently enrolled in a health profession program, global experiences can be very useful in preparing you to work in a diverse healthcare setting. However, as a pre-licensed student, you too have restrictions on what you can and cannot do abroad. Complete this workshop to gain wisdom and insight from other students’ experiences. Learn in advance from their successes – and their mistakes – when gaining experience in another country.

This workshop will offer you tools and advice for how to get the most of your experience abroad, without stepping beyond your qualifications and expertise. It will offer you information on what you need to think about BEFORE you get there and will give you the tools necessary to help your learning abroad host understand your role.

Get started by clicking on the links towards the top right of your screen.

Remember: If you can’t do it here, you shouldn’t do it there! Complete this workshop today and be part of a growing group of Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety!


Download this bookmark to print out and share with students, staff and faculty:  GAPS Bookmark


Do you have a suggestion to improve the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety online workshop? If so, we want to hear from you! Send your ideas to our office email at with "GAPS Suggestion" in the subject line.

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