Office of Global Health

Global health is a major focus of the Faculty of Medicine Strategic Academic Plan (PDF) and an important facet of social responsibility. Global health has a key place in the new Foundations Curriculum and is currently a theme in the MD Program curriculum. 

The Global Health Office works to: 

  • identify and develop elements of global health within the curriculum
  • support student initiatives that focus on global health
  • collaborate and foster the initiatives of student global health representatives to respond to student needs in regard to global health education
  • provide oversight of out-of-country opportunities including CREMS research, electives and selectives for students
  • offer pre-departure training and post-return debrief opportunities for students participating in educational experiences outside Canada

Our team

Teresa Simm, International Visiting Elective and Global Health Administrative Coordinator

Sue Romulo (on secondment), International Visiting Elective and Global Health Administrative Coordinator


Office of Global Health
Medical Sciences Building, Room 2256
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
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Related links

Global health has been defined as:

The area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.

Koplan JP, et al; Lancet. 2009; 373:1993-1995


According to the WHO, it is the health of populations in a global context and transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations. Thus, global health practice and endeavours can very much take place within our own city and scope of practice or can be located in clinical practice, research, or public health endeavours taking place very far from home.

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