The Mount Sinai Global Health Training Center, directed by Anu Anandaraja, MD, MPH, is dedicated to improving health care for the underserved by training future leaders in global health. A multi-departmental initiative, the GHTC provides educational opportunities for students and physicians through lecture series, introductory and advanced courses in the Mount Sinai Masters of Public Health program, and field projects at our partner sites.
The program has sent trainees at all levels to work with partners in developing nations and underserved communities in the United States on public health and research projects – from training traditional birth attendants in Mozambique, to studying the etiology of Chronic Kidney Disease among sugar cane workers in rural Nicaragua, to creating community health curricula for Native American students in North Dakota.
At Mount Sinai we believe that every one of our graduates should understand health from the global perspective. Our program is uniquely designed to reach every level of trainee across the disciplines-from first year medical students and public health students, to resident physicians from multiple specialties, including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry. Our educational program is designed to impart basic knowledge to all, and to identify committed students for advanced training.
Unlike other global health programs, we do not stop at merely providing international experiences for medical students. We carefully select, train and mentor committed trainees towards a career in global health. This ensures that our impact is long-lasting and far-reaching.
Mount Sinai Global Health Training
Training healthcare workers in the U.S. and abroad to tackle the health problems of the world’s neglected and under served populations.