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Local Global Health Elective

Learn more about global health issues at home

Are you a first or second year medical student looking for a global health elective in Canada? We’re looking for students who want to learn more about global health issues at home to participate in this unique elective.

The Local Global Health Elective is a half-year elective, which complements family medicine placements with community and social service organizations. The elective will help students develop a broad understanding of the health of socially marginalized communities and the services available to address the needs of the people they serve.

The elective's open to first and second year medical students. Placements are available in both Halifax and Saint John.

For more information on this opportunity please review the detailed program document [PDF 122KB].

Halifax Students

Application deadline: November 14, 2016
November 21-25, 2016
Elective Proposal Due:
January 9, 2017
January 16, 2017
Electives Begin:
January 23, 2017
Mid-Point Meeting Deadline:
March 1, 2017
Final Project Presentations:
May 29, 2017

For more information about the program, please contact us - gho@dal.ca.

Saint John Students

Please note, this elective is currently only available for second year medical students for the fall 2015 electives. This elective is available to both Med 1 and Med 2 students for the winter 2015 electives.

Application deadlines: TBD
Program Start Date: TBD
Orientation: TBD
For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Marianne McKenna, Elective Coordinator, Marianne.McKenna@HorizonNB.ca