While the GHT provides a large focus on education and successful projects outside of the United States, there is also a need for physicians with a global focus and cultural competencies here in Colorado and the rest of the United States.
In addition to supporting international projects, the GHT also seeks to support students working locally. Some of these efforts include encouraging students to enroll in refugee care didactic courses and working in refugee clinics in the Denver metro-area as a student with some of our University partners.
While refugee education and care are currently not mandatory, the Steering Committee and Dr. Bellows are working to incorporate this into the curriculum and this type of education may become a required activity for students in the GHT in the future (for the Class of 2016 at the earliest.)
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