We also incorporated an innovative event at the conclusion of the course:
Mock Refugee Camp Activities and Disaster Response Scenarios were held at the Phillippo Scout Reservation. Global Health Pathway Newsletter 9.2011 pdf.pdf
Exercises were conducted for both Global Health Course participants and graduate students from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Visiting Physician/Observer Feedback
Growing up and completing medical school in India, I have seen tropical diseases on an everyday basis and would not be wrong in saying that I am no stranger to it. I wanted to further my medical education here in the U.S. and I felt that taking the Global Health Course was a step that would bring me closer to my goal of pursuing a career in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Learning about the infectious diseases found in tropical areas and being able to learn about the health conditions of the "global
village" from a humanitarian perspective not only made me more aware but also very compassionate. The program was organized and well-balanced between lectures and activities. The Mock Refugee Camp/Disaster Simulation Exercises had all the stressors that made it feel like a very "real world experience. -Sneha Raghunath, MD
Highlights of the 6th Annual Global Health Course
Participants included 65 individuals that represented five countries (Canada, France, India, Madagascar, U.S.) and 15 states (AZ, CA, GA, IA, IL, MA, MI, MN, ND, NJ, NY, SC, TX, WA, WI).
This year we added several Cultural Competence/Awareness boosting field trips to our course curriculum: Hindu Temple of Minnesota, Cambodian Watt Munisotaram, and La Clinica. These activities helped health care providers to understand the connection between culture and health.