Leadership in International Health Education
Health Education Consortium (GHEC): UCSF is an institutional
member of GHEC, the Global Health Education Consortium, which represents
~300 faculty involved in IH teaching and mentoring in more than 60 health
professions schools. UCSF students are eligible to join as student members
under the auspices of UCSF's institutional membership. UCSF students
regularly present scholarly work at the annual meeting of GHEC.
The "Resources" section of the GHEC website has three very
helpful sources of information designed for students and residents.
These include: "Annotated List of International Health Related
Websites" with more than 100 highly relevant sites selected from
the millions available on the web; "Foreign Language Study and
International Health Work: Selected Resources"; and, "The
GHEC Guidebook: Advising Medical Students and Residents for International
- International Health Interest Group (IHIG): In 1996,
UCSF, UC Berkeley and Stanford collaborated to form what is now, with
the addition of UCSF Davis, the Northern California International Health
Interest Group (IHIG). This group meets six times each academic year
in faculty homes to discuss a wide variety of IH topics. Meeting venues
rotate around the Bay Area, starting with a light dinner to accommodate
those coming from a distance, and are attended by faculty, students
and practitioners. IHIG also sponsors an annual conference, held on
a Saturday in the late winter and is hosted in turn by the four regional
universities. If you wish to receive email notification of IHIG meetings
send your name and email to Tom Hall at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Student Interest Group (IHSIG): Raising awareness
in the UCSF community about international health issues. Students from
all UCSF schools are welcome to participate.
- UCSF Remedy:
A student-run organization dedicated to the international distribution
of medical supplies.
Health Council: The world's largest membership alliance
dedicated to global health, the Council is made up of individuals and
NGOs, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions
that work to ensure global health for all. The Council serves as the
voice for action on global health issues and the voice for progress
in the global health field through grassroots organizing, advocating
policy changes, and through its publications.
- AIDS Action
Network: The only all-campus student AIDS advocacy group
with involvement from students from the medicine, pharmacy, nursing,
and dental schools. The goal of AIDS Action Network is to bring together
socially-minded students from the various schools at UCSF in order to
create a place of discourse and awareness about HIV and AIDS-related
issues, as well as to promote action-based activities throughout the
campus. The group's three main focuses are global action, social activism,
and community outreach.