Faculty-Led Small Group Experiences
For the past several years, Global REACH and the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) has offered students (generally M1s) the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored small group projects. Students joined existing faculty projects, worked with their mentor’s established relationships, and helped to build the overall body of work. In addition, students worked with their faculty mentor to craft their own individual research project within the larger project scope. Students submitted applications through an online process, which were then vetted by Global REACH and the UMMS Global Health & Disparities Path of Excellence Program. Selected students received a stipend to cover travel and living expenses.
However, new curriculum changes that are occuring within the Medical School will result in changes within the academic calendars for current and future classes of students (M1, M2, etc.). With the change in our curriculum, development of a new model of faculty-led trip is underway, which will provide opportunities for M3 and M4 students interested in engaging in a clinical and quality improvement experience in a low-resource setting in western Uganda. You may find more information about this planned project through the link below. You may direct specific questions to Tania Piotrowski, Global REACH Administrative Manager.