Global Future Physician
Who is this class (global seminar) for?
Pre-med and pre-health students who have taken the Future Physician course series will be given first preference. This seminar is limited to a maximum of 25 students.
Is this a class?
Yes, this is a 3-credit class that is taken on an A/F grading basis. The cost of the class and the trip is rolled into your spring semester financial aid package. This class involves three (3) intense weeks of learning together both in the classroom and on the road. There are two mandatory orientations prior to the trip: this year they are:
- Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:30am - 12:00pm
- Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:30am – 12:00pm
There is also a mandatory student poster presentation on:
- March 6, 2019, 5:00 - 7:30pm.
Where will we be going?
The course is taught at the Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS), in Mysore, India. VIIS is an educational institution of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a leading NGO in the field of health and development in India.
The course will be based out the VIIS campus in Mysore, India, and will include many field visits to tribal and rural areas of the Mysore district, Mysore Medical College, a government-run hospital and a private hospital. Additionally, the course will include visits to ancient temples, rural development projects, and water resource utilization projects to gain an understanding of the social influences on health and medicine.
Global Seminar Dates:
December 30, 2018 - January 14, 2019
Spring 2019 On-Campus Class Time (new this year):
Wednesdays from 1:25–2:15 p.m., Jan. 23–March 6, 2019; East Bank
Who is leading this seminar?
Dr. Mike Wootten and Dr. Theang Ho
How do I apply?
Applicants must complete the Online Application through the Learning Abroad Center website. Application goes live May 15, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed on a "rolling basis" between May 15 and midnight on October 1, 2018.