Global Family Medicine Pathway
Developing family physicians who have the skills and knowledge to care for global citizens
The Global Family Medicine Pathway is a longitudinal educational track with structured international experiences, allowing family medicine residents to:
- Develop and refine expertise in clinical care
- Evaluate own attitudes and perspectives
- Gain experience with community health, especially in resource-poor settings
- Pursue advocacy and research interests
Motivated residents earn a certificate in global family medicine at the end of their training.
UMN Department of Medicine
UMN Department of Pediatrics
UMN School of Public Health
Therese Zink, MD, MPH, directs the pathway. Her experience includes training health professionals in domestic violence management; volunteering in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Brazil; and leading teams to assess women's and community health care in Central America.
- Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)
- Asia (India, Thailand)
- Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua)
The Vince & Mary Kay Hunt Global Health Fund
The Hunts have dedicated their lives to the belief that people are best served when their health care systems are based on the principles and values of primary care. Learn more.