Global Health Interest Group

IHIG provides information about current global health issues and research, funding sources for international trips and a supportive environment for medical students pursuing international clinical electives, rotations or research.

We advocate for first- and second-year medical students to take supplemental courses in global health, public health and refugee health.

We also provide our members with:

  • a database of previous participants’ international medical trips
  • priority enrollment in our annual international health skills workshop

In addition to that workshop, our group will host a number of events during the 2015-’16 school year, including:

  • a lunchtime lecture about spring/summer international health trips for first-year medical students
  • a lunchtime lecture about international clinical electives for third- and fourth-year medical students
  • other lectures by global health experts
  • screenings of documentary films about international health issues
  • club fundraisers

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Faculty Advisor

Holmes, David

David Holmes, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Global Health Education

ECMC Family Health Center, 462 Grider St. Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 831-8612; Fax: (716) 831-8649

Email: dholmes@buffalo.edu