In addition to opportunities for work abroad, Global Health & Medicine is committed to working within our own local community to raise awareness of global health issues
Global Health Symposium
Each spring, GH&M hosts a Global Health Symposium, where a keynote speaker from outside the Washington University community is invited to come speak about new international health issues in their area of expertise. The symposium also features a trivia lunch, additional shorter talks by WashU faculty, and a poster exhibition of medical students who have done research abroad.
The 20th Annual Global Health Symposium was held on April 19, 2018, with a theme of Global Cancer, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ami Bhatt of Stanford University.
The 21st Annual Global Health Symposium will feature Dr. Christine Dubray from the CDC. It will be held in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
The Hunger Banquet is held each fall and is designed to create conversation surrounding global hunger through simulation of global hunger disparities. The event features a keynote speaker, and provides students with an opportunity to meet faculty with interests in global health.
Faculty members share their research and clinical experiences in global health in a casual setting, where students can interact and network with leaders in various fields. Two talks are held each semester.
Members of GH&M volunteer with the International Institute of St. Louis and collaborate with other student groups to focus on improving the health of underserved populations here in St. Louis.
Collaborating organizations include the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and the Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA).