Global Health Program 

Working to affect sustainable change

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Catalyzing opportunities to improve health globally


We believe health is a human right.




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"Global health experiences open the hearts and minds of our trainees by exposing them to different cultures, health systems, and diseases. They focus attention on the essence of the patient-doctor relationship, and trainees return to UCLA with a deeper appreciation for the spectrum of health inequities globally, and for the incredible resources available in the American health care system."
- Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD, Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine



Medical students train in the Amazon


Mentoring MD Students

"Through the extensive mentorship and life-changing global health experiences, the Global Health Program at DGSOM has been monumental for my development as a future global health leader. I am truly standing on the shoulders of giants."

- Keenan Withers, MD Student, C/O 2020

Engaging Residents & Fellows

"As a resident pursuing a career in global health, UCLA has provided me with invaluable mentorship, as well as a unique opportunity to see first-hand a global health partnership with a local site that is built on sustainability, bilateral learning, and reciprocal benefit."
- Jesse Ross, MD, Internal Medicine PGY-2

Supporting Faculty & Staff

"Global health work offers us a priceless perspective. It reminds us how fortunate we are to live in a resource-rich country, and what an incredible privilege it is to be a physician."

- Lee Todd Miller, MD, Director of Medical Student Clinical Education, Global Health Program