Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Global Medicine inspires, educates and equips medical students, medical residents, faculty and others to provide healthcare in medically under-served communities, locally and globally.
Students and residents gain valuable, first hand exposure to tropical medicine and different cultures that they likely would not encounter during normal rotations in the United States.
Funding is needed to support future activities and our efforts around Global Medicine and include:
- Support local educational and networking events
- Provide scholarships for students to attend and present their global health research projects at national global health conferences
- Medical relief trips to Haiti, Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ghana, Congo, India and other developing countries
- Purchase medications and medical supplies for patients seen by the UB international medical relief teams
- Support other needs that the medical relief teams may have such as translators, ground transportation, housing, etc.
Our overall goal, on the medical relief trips, is to serve those in need and learn from them. We aim to do this with competence, humility, compassion and ingenuity. We seek to provide excellent service by optimizing:
Sustainability – ensuring our efforts are both worthwhile and long-lasting.
Education - equipping ourselves and those we serve. Our goal is to empower others so that they will eventually be able to meet their own needs.
Relationship building – getting to know people and their culture and learning from them.
Visioneering – where students at UB and in the communities we serve develop a vision for their talents and careers to make a positive and significant difference in the world.
Interprofessional teamwork – where students and health professionals from all different disciplines work closely together and learn from each other.
Creative problem solving and ingenuity is needed to provide optimal care and assist others in meeting their needs in low resource settings.
Empathy and compassion for others – the core of why we do what we do.