SCSK 541 Global Community Medicine

Robert Hage, MD, PhD, DLO, MBA Nirupma Kakkar, MD

This course consists of involvement with local charity and voluntary organizations, nursing homes, institutions for people with special needs, and health fair organizations. By engaging and interacting with the local communities and culture, both in the UK and Grenada, medical students are exposed, early in their careers, to the various social problems which impact on the health of the population. Students gain insight into the organization and management of various social issues and resource implications thereof, as well as gain a greater understanding of how charity and voluntary organizations may prove valuable for research into social problems and issues, which in turn might have a significant impact on government  policy  and decision-making.