Students from the UMass Medical School (UMMS) have opportunities to benefit from global health experiences in settings outside the United States throughout their time of enrollment. Global health experiences include opportunities in clinical medicine, research, public health, community service, as well as cultural and language training. This website contains trip reports of the previous experiences of UMMS medical students. You can search by using the Search box in the upper left, or Browse by Country or by Region using the drop-down menus.

Basic trip information (student's year of medical school, host institution, region, dates of travel) is available to anyone using the Internet. Complete trip reports are available for download for UMass Medical School users only; when off campus you will need to enter your UMMS Library barcode and proxy password. See the library website for information on off-campus access (proxy).

Attention medical students: Click on Submit Trip Report in the left sidebar to submit your completed Global Health Trip Report (Download a blank form). Please first review the submission guidelines. You’ll need to log in or create a free account. Questions? Contact Lisa Palmer, the eScholarship@UMMS administrator.

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Trip Reports from 2015

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India, Melinda J. Palma
Year of Visit: 2015
Host Institution: Himalayan Health Exchange India

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Turkey, Zehra Beyza Omer
Year of Visit: 2015
Host Institution: Istunbul University-Faculty of Medicine; Istanbul, Turkey

Trip Reports from 2014

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Guatemala, Anne Barnard
Year of Visit: 2014
Host Institution: Quetzaltrekkers Guatemala

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Japan, Lily Chen
Year of Visit: 2014
Host Institution: The Jikei University School of Medicine (Japan)

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Jordan, Justin A. Caramiciu
Year of Visit: 2014
Host Institution: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Trip Reports from 2013

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Albania, Aida Shkreta
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Mother Teresa Hospital Tirana-Albania (Qendra Spitalore Universitare Nene Tereza)

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Argentina, Arianne Baker
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Verbum Spanish School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Argentina, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Hospital de las Clinicas, Argentina

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Australia, Julia Ciampa
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Children's Hospital Westmead, Australia

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China, Amy Kwok
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

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China, Ye Li
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: West China Hospital, Chengdu, China

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China, Khanh Pham
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: West China Hospital and Medical School of Sichuan University

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China, Elizabeth A. Yu
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital affiliated with Tongji Medical University, Shanghai, China

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Costa Rica, Inna Baran
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Elise Bognanno
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Costa Rica, CPI School of language

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Costa Rica, Rachel Cannon
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Jacquelyn Chambers
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Andrew Chandler
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Michael Epstein
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Kayla Mahoney
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica with Dr. Ortiz

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Costa Rica, Reuth Nir
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Dr. Ortiz's House in San Vito, Coto Brus, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Alexander Shapeton
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Hilary White
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Monteverde & Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

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Ecuador, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Montanita Spanish School, Ecuador

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Ecuador, Molly Storer
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Hospital del Nino Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Equatorial New Guinea, Daniel Frank
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Bata General Hospital, Equatorial New Guinea

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France, Rebecca A. Compton
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: MICEFA Summer Program in Medicine and Public Health; Paris, France

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France, Melanie Dubois
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Hopital Tenon, Paris, France

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Guatemala, Reem A. Abu-Libdeh
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Private doctor's office and San Pedro Spanish School, Guatemala

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India, Meg Davis
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Himalayan Health Exchange, India

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India, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Ghai Hospital, Delhi, India

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Ireland, Daniel Collins
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland

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Israel, Alyssa Finn
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Family Medical Center - Wolfson, Jerusalem, Israel

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Kenya, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Coptic Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya and Rwanda, Max Fraden
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Kenya and Rwanda

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Nepal, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Scheer Memorial Hospital, Banepa, Nepal

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Nicaragua, Samantha Alonso
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: UNAN Leon, Nicaragua

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Nicaragua, Alison Lima
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Somoto, Madriz, Nicaragua

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Nigeria, Adedamola Adepoju
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: University College Hospital, lbadan, Nigeria

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Peru, Cecilia L. Doddi
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Cusco, Peru

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Peru, Patricia L. Pringle
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Peru: lquitos and various jungle villages

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Russian Federation, Sean S. Smirnov
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Federal Almazov Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, Russia

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Senegal, Kerry Rees
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: ACI - Africa Consultants International, Baobab Center - Dakar, Senegal

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Sierra Leone, Benjamin Adler
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: NarSarah Clinic, Sierra Leone

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South Africa, Sriya Avadhani
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa

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South Africa, Stuart Murray
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

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South Africa, David Wang
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Trip Reports from 2012

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Argentina, Diana Thyssen
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Hospital Universitario Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

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China, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Kunming Children's Hospital, China

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Costa Rica, Daniel Frank
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Intercultura Language Center, Samara, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Amanda Gonsalves
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Jose, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Dylan Perry
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Kyle C. Wu
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Jose, Costa Rica

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Ecuador, Carolyn Buckley
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Unidad de San Patronato Hospital del Sur, Quito, Ecuador

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Ecuador, Prachi Godiwala
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Interhealth South America, Quito, Ecuador

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Ecuador, Joshua Kahane
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Farming and Culture Immersion - Ecuador (San Juan Bosco)

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El Salvador, Matthew Baron
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: El Pital, Lourdes Colon, La Libertad

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France, Oliver Gregory
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Hopital Avicenne, Paris, France

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Guatemala, Eric Evan-Browning
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: MAA Spanish Language School, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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India, Jonathan Barry
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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India, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Himalayan Health Exchange, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Kenya, Geoffrey C. Buckle MPH
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Kisumu, Kenya

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Madagascar, Caleb J. Dresser
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Mada Clinics, Madagascar

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Nicaragua, Josiah T. Bote
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Leon Spanish School, Leon, Nicaragua

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Nicaragua, Amos Lichtman
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

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Tanzania, Emily McCoy
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Upendo Children's Home, Moshi, Tanzania

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Thailand, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Mae Tao Clinic, Mae Sot, Tak Thailand

Trip Reports from 2011

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Albania, Debora Afezolli
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Tirane, Albania: Mother Theresa Hospital Center, Maternity Hospital of Tirana

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Brazil, Sumathia Narayana
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Salvador, BA Brazil

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Chile, Pearl Houghteling
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Fundacion Instituto de la Mujer: Purisima 251, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile Colectivo sin Fronteras: Barnechea 320, Independencia, Santiago, Chile

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China, Jennifer Fantasia
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: International Clinic of Qingdao, China

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Costa Rica, Aimee Falardeau
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Intercultura Language School

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Costa Rica, Kendall Johnson
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica

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Dominican Republic, Ejiroghene Onos
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: La Romana, Dominican Republic

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Ecuador, Aaron Harman
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Cuenca, Ecuador

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Ecuador, Maria Keiras
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: CEDEI, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Ecuador, SaraGrace Reynolds
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: San Juan Bosco, Ecuador

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Ethiopia, Hirut Fassil
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia

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Ghana, Raymond Lee
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Blue-Med Africa, Ghana

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Ghana, Nana Adoma Owusu-Nyamekye
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Korle bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

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Ghana, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Children Better Way in the Buduburam Liberian Refugee Settlement, Ghana

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Guatemala, Amanda Bernier
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: I.C.A. Spanish School, Guatemala

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Guatemala, Rachel Cannon
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Miguel Angel Astaurius Spanish School

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Guatemala, Malessa Rodriguez Dias
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala

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Guatemala, Nihal Patel
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Pop Wuj, Guatemala

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India, Ashil Gosalia
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: TC Tolia’s Acupuncture Center in India

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India, Whitney Hendrickson
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Pune, India

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India, Jessica Masiero
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Maternal and Child Health through Child Family Health International-India

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Ireland, Brett Carroll
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Beaumont Hospital

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Ireland, Anthony Porter
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

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Malawi, Reza Hosseini Ghomi
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: MaiKhanda (organization), Malawi

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Malawi, Julie Tabroff
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Ntcheu District, Malawi

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Malaysia, Bram Geller
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Pulau Pinang Hospital and Island Hospital in Penang, Malaysia

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Malaysia, Weizhen Tan
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Penang, Malaysia. General Hospital and Island Hospital

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Mexico, Cari Benbasset-Miller
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Frida Language School

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Mexico, Barak Sered
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Chiapas, Mexico

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Nicaragua, Naomi Lawrence-Reid
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Leon, Nicaragua. Umass Family Medicine Residency: Global Health Tract

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Nicaragua, Sebastian Ramos
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Lero Mayo Clinic, Williams Fonseca Clinic, HEODRA hospital-Leon, Nicaragua

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Sierra Leone, Eric Gruber
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: West Africa Fistula Foundation, Sierra Leone

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South Africa, John Lawrence
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa