All corners of the world have become our backyard with the concept of globalization. The health of the world is now everyone’s concern. As such, more doctors are interested in having a global health degree as they prepare to help the world’s global health challenges.
Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has been leading the way for global health education. With seven academic departments, biostatistics and bioinformatics, global community health and behavioral sciences, global environmental health sciences, epidemiology, global health systems and development, and tropical medicine, they are educating public health professionals, scientific research of problems, partnerships, and the global health program community.
As the oldest public health program in the U.S. and the only school that offers a master’s degree in tropical medicine, Tulane has always been at the forefront of global health. With an emphasis on global health research, students get hands on experience of working in communities outside of the U.S. The global health program’s goals while aboard are advance public health knowledge, promote health and well being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality on the personal, community, and global levels. As student look beyond the four walls of the U.S. for work, having international health experience is essential for finding work abroad.