Global Health Symposium & Dinner

April 13, 2017

12th Annual Global Health Initiative Symposium & Dinner: The New American Patient 

Special Guest: Kate Conway, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor and director of medical education, Department of Family Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine 

  • Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Nutter Center Berry Room
  • Audience: The public
  • General Admission: $30
  • Students: $15
  • Click here to register for this event.

The theme for this year's Global Health Initiative Symposium & Dinner is "The New American Patient" with special guest Dr. Kate Conway. A buffet dinner will be served, followed by a silent auction to raise funds for medical students participating in the International Education Program.

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) was founded in 2000 by Boonshoft School of Medicine first-year students. GHI's mission is to enhance the education of WSU medical students by facilitating their exposure to both the medical issues facing people in other countries and the medical issues of persons in this country who have immigrated from other countries, and in so doing, inspire greater compassion, social justice and empathy within WSU's future physicians.

The annual Global Health Initiative Symposium brings distinguished speakers to share their perspectives on international health issues and raises funds to assist medical students in traveling to underdeveloped countries. Most of the money raised goes to fourth-year students in the medical school's International Education Program, who are required to complete a rotation abroad. Participation in national and international medical aid, research and cultural experiences helps these future doctors gain a better understanding of th e global nature of medicine and public health. The hope is that, by creating a more experienced health care team, medical care delivery and health outcomes will improve throughout the world.

For more information, contact Delores James,

Photos from Global Health Initiative missions

Last edited on 03/02/2017.