International Programs

The Pritzker School of Medicine offers students the opportunity to take part in a variety of international programs through the Scholarship and Discovery Global Health Scholarship Track and the Global Health Scholarships as well as through student organizations such as REMEDY (Recovered Medical Supplies for the Developing World) and IMIG (International Medicine Interest Group). To learn more about Global Health programs taking place throughout campus, visit the University of Chicago Global Health Initiative website.

The school encourages students to apply for programs sponsored by international or national organizations. For a listingof international resources and opportunities please visit the links to the right.

Pritzker School of Medicine International Travel Policy and Guidelines

Many locations where students can receive rich educational experiences are in parts of the world that may pose particular risk to students’ health and security. The following guidelines were established to support students desire to participate in these experiences, while protecting their safety and the integrity of the institution: 

  • All medical students who travel abroad in association with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine must complete the PSOM International Travel Checklist six weeks prior to departure. Students and their affiliated organizations that fail to complete this checklist will not be eligible to receive university funding or course credit. This policy applies to:

1) Trips sponsored by University of Chicago student organizations
2) Programs administered or sponsored by the Pritzker School of Medicine or UCMC faculty (including but not limited to the Global Health Scholarships)
3) Any international experience for which a student hopes to receive course credit

  • The Pritzker Schoolof Medicine will not sanction student travel to countries on the U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Public Announcements list unless the student is traveling to a Center forGlobal Health affiliated site and/or receives approval from the Center forGlobal Health. Students interested in traveling to a country on the U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Public Announcements should contact Sola Olopade, Associate Director of the Center for Global Health.
  • Medical students traveling abroad must adhere to the University of Chicago Medical Center Scope of Practice guidelines in order to maintain malpractice coverage through the UCMC. Medical students must not practice medicine, as defined by the Illinois Medical Practice Act and must be appropriately supervised by licensed attending physicians when participating in patient care. Students who do not abide by the UCMC scope of practice guidelines may not be covered by UCMC malpractice insurance in the case of an adverse outcome.