Global Health at OSUCOM

LIGHT's Work with the Curriculum

LIGHT is currently partnering with OSUCOM’s ACE (Academic Curricular Enhancement) Committee to implement global and public health into the preclinical curriculum. Keep an eye out for these changes in future classes!


Various classes are available for those interested in global health at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Students can enroll in courses across various graduate schools, from pharmacy to public health, to work towards a global health certificate. The fourth year elective has also been very popular, giving students an opportunity to experience healthcare across South America, Africa, and Asia.

Flyer courtesy of Grace Wang and Allison Yan (LIGHT Executive Board, 2020-2021).


Student organizations at OSUCOM coordinate service trips abroad during winter and summer breaks. LIGHT frequently collaborates with other organizations to host speakers and events promoting global health. Throughout the year, the student-run free clinics also offer opportunities to work with patients from around the world.

Flyer courtesy of Grace Wang and Allison Yan (LIGHT Executive Board, 2020-2021).

Global Health Symposium

Every year, Ohio State University hosts a Global Health Symposium to highlight the work and experiences of trainees and faculty from all specialties. Stay tuned each spring!

2022 Global Health Symposium Agenda.pdf

For more information, check out the OSUCOM Office of Global Health!