Partnerships That Make a Difference: International Health Care Mission

As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the coming year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.

IHMSInternational Health Care Mission

The International Health Care Mission is an intensive clinical experience that provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures while developing and sharpening their clinical nursing skills. Faculty and students engage directly with local physicians, nurses, and tribal medicine men. Students are introduced to tropical medicine and gain experience in providing primary health care, while community members benefit from immunizations, primary care, dentistry, and home health care visits. Read more about the partnership and the program on the Office of Research and Engagement website.