UT Health Science Center, San Antonio Houses Global Health in the Center for Ethics
It’s interesting to consider where a university or medical school chooses to house their Global Health efforts and how this affects the focus and framework of global health activities. I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from
At the UT Health Science Center, global health is structured within the ethics center. Berggren explained how she conceptualizes of the fundamental global health knowledge base as being one of of ethics, critical thinking and an astute grasp of collaboration- with knowledge of infectious disease, chronic disease management, epidemiology and other medical topics as really being secondary building blocks of a core competency in ethics. This is all coming from an infectious disease specialist!
I believe UT Health Science Center should be commended for this programmatic structure and important recognition.
Where does global health fit in at your school or alma mater? What do you believe is essential knowledge for students pursuing global health work abroad? Leave your comments below!