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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Alumni Association

Health Care in Developing Countries Elective

Since 1982 the Alumni Association has supported 386 students who have participated in the Global Health in Developing Countries Elective for Medical Students. It is one of the jewels of the Medical Center and is run by the School of Public Health. This year 11 (Class of 2015) students were selected for this overseas elective and were supported by travel grants from the Alumni Fund. The students that participated in this elective visited countries as diverse as India, Thailand, Brazil, Guatemala, and Taiwan.

Guatemala Nubia Chong


Guatemala Pavan Reddy


Thailand Isha Mehta


Thailand Joan Ma