International Health Program

As International health opportunities play an increasing role in the personal and professional development of medical students, the NYU School of Medicine International Health Program (IHP) provides students with the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in clinical research, public health initiatives, or clinical education programs. Medical students that participate in IHP Electives augment their medical education with a heightened awareness of key issues related to urban and global health and have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community they are serving.

The IHP provides medical students with the opportunity to gain exposure to basic and applied research, learn new concepts and methods of research, and gain an understanding of how their research is related to personal, community, and global health.  Students may pursue IRB approved research based projects abroad or participate in a clinical elective during their clinical years. Students that pursue research-based projects are eligible to receive funding after submitting an application.

Explore our project map that highlights previous IHP projects around the world.