• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student, Dissertator, GRAD, MEDS, PHAR, VMED
• Graduate students/ Dissertators: Must be in good standing. Undergraduate students: 3.0 cumulative GPA.
• Open to Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Graduate, Capstone students registered for the certificate in Global Health, and Junior and Senior Undergraduates on a space available basis with faculty director consent. Preference will be given to students in Health Sciences and to Graduate students. Other students will be considered with consent of the Faculty Director. Participants are required to take PHS 644: Global Health and Disease (one credit) during the Spring semester prior to studying abroad..
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students and Capstone students registered for the certificate in Global Health only.


You will earn two credits (PHS 645) after successful completion of the summer field program. The program addresses nutrition, maternal and child health, and infectious disease in Uganda.

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Program Duration

Summer Session: Two weeks (late May)

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2015  12/5/2014
Extended Deadline: 1/15/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Uganda, Kampala
UW Global Health Field School in Uganda

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The UW-Madison Health and Disease in Uganda Field Experience is an intensive program that provides students in health-related disciplines the opportunity to learn about important health issues, including nutrition, maternal and child health, and infectious diseases. Throughout the program, you will also be introduced to the life, language and culture of Uganda.

During the program, you will spend time in community-based health care centers and will visit hospitals, nutritional units, and schools. In addition, you will interact with faculty, staff, and students from Makerere University, Mulago Hospital, and other institutions and non-governmental organizations.  

The program begins in Kampala, where you are introduced to the health issues of Uganda and some of the ways that people and institutions are striving to improve health conditions.  You then spend time in small groups in a rural areas, partnering with Makerere students through the Community Based Education and Services (COBES) program.  Here you will learn the health challenges of rural areas and see how public health principles are employed in addressing those challenges.