Our MedTreks courses are designed to strengthen the global health workforce through education and travel opportunities, wellness retreats, professional development programs, public health internships, Medical Spanish programs and leadership training seminars.
Our Global Health focused courses are specifically designed for physicians and nurses who are interested in working in a global health setting. The topics that we cover in these courses were determined by our faculty who have taught travel medicine and global health for over 20 years.
All of our courses are approved for nursing continuing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16597, for 10-20 contact hours”.
Below is a sample list of the presentations offered during our Global Health Seminars:
Global Health in the 21st Century:
Learn core concepts in Global Health including the 14 Child survival technologies, key maternal-child health concepts and emergent global health issues facing our world today.
Self-care for Healthcare Professionals:
Will cover various modalities and tools for patients and healthcare practitioners. Topics include stress reduction, nutrition, mind-body medicine, alternative therapies, traditional and cultural healing practices.
Medical Volunteering in the Developing World and Disaster Preparedness
Will focus on medical volunteering in the developing world: how to stay healthy, find and evaluate medical volunteer positions abroad. Will discuss basic disaster preparedness and strategies while volunteering overseas. A list of 1000 relevant websites on this topic will be overviewed.
Sustainable Medicine in Resource-Limited Regions of the World
This section will review the core material in global health with particular emphasis on the spread of communicable diseases and new emerging infections. It will address the key points of the importance of child-maternal health, health promotion and disease prevention. It will also cover new and innovative ways of delivering health care in rural areas of the developing world.