UW Medical Students Elected to Gold Humanism Honor Society

University of Washington's chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) elected its 2017-2018 members including many who participated in the Department of Global Health programs for medical students. GHHS is one of the two national honor medical societies; it recognizes students, residents, and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care. GHHS members are peer nominated and the chapter can elect up to 15% of the class in total.

Medical Students Selected for Immersive Summer Program

Eight first-year medical students at the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) have been selected for the Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP) through the Department of Global Health (DGH). They will travel to various countries over the summer for an intensive program to gain first-hand experience in understanding the health challenges facing people in low- and middle-income countries. GHIP is the UW's flagship global health program for pre-clinical medical students, and has supported over 30 students since its inception. 

Seattle Times: Cuba Rediscovered: US Students Get Free Ride in Cuban Medical School

By Ángel González

Cuba’s renowned health-care system, which flourishes despite the country’s poverty, still has lessons to teach the world, experts say. Hundreds of U.S. students have attended medical school tuition-free in Cuba, including a UW grad who plans on returning home to practice in underserved communities in Kitsap County.

Assistant Professor Paul Drain is quoted.

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