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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Global Health Policy

Global Health rotations for credit must be pre-approved for both education and safety by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the FSM Institute for Global Health. Global health rotations without these approvals are not eligible for credit or funding and are considered vacation. 

In terms of safety requirements, global health elective rotations, research or public health projects, and any other international education programs will generally not be approved in countries with U.S. State Department Travel Warnings, Students who wish to rotate to an established partner institution located in country with travel warning may appeal to the Feinberg Study Abroad Risk Assessment Committee.  This committee, jointly run by FSM and the Center for Global Health, considers proposals, reviews safety and security issues, and assesses the academic merit of the program(s). This committee will make final decisions regarding international rotations to countries with travel warnings for all FSM students, residents and fellows.   

Independent student proposals in any country with a U.S. State Department Travel Warnings will not be considered. For more information, please visit the Institute for Global Health Policies page.

Related LCME Standard 
11.3 Oversight of Extramural Electives 

Last Updated: 1/28/2019