Global Health in Practice

Global Health

Global Health, in practice, empowers and develops healthcare providers and systems in resource-limited regions around the world.  We focus on education and training and system development of healthcare providers and systems in clinical care best practices. By using a training-the-trainer model, we make a sustainable impact that is cost effective and enduring.  The program provides international experiences for UT Health San Antonio residents, students, and faculty to learn how to make sustainable changes and advance emergency care in resource-limited environments.

Global Health equity is what we do every day with our patient population that comes from all over the world that we see in the ER everyday.  We have the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic, a weekly free clinic, for refugees in San Antonio that come from such places as Nepal, Burma, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and sub-Saharan Africa.  The clinic is staffed by medical students and overseen by UT Health San Antonio faculty.

San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC)

The San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC) is an interdepartmental clinic that involves students from medical, nursing, and dental programs.  There are approximately 12,000 registered refugees living in San Antonio from all over the world.  Many of them fled their home countries from persecution, aggression, or outside forces. Their final placement in the UNHCR usually follows several years of refugee camps.

Questions?

Please contact Global Health Fellowship Program Director Branden Skarpiak, MD, DTM&H

Email: skarpiak@uthscsa.edu

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