IFAP Global Health Program
IFAP provides international research and clinical experiences to students across CUMC.
The IFAP Global Health Program supports domestic and international summer internships, scholarly projects, clinical elective rotations, and extended research opportunities for students, trainees, and practitioners of medicine, public health, nursing, and dentistry. IFAP introduced the first AIDS treatment in the Dominican Republic to prevent mother-to-baby HIV transmission (1999), started the first family AIDS clinic in the country (2004), and has broadened its scope of services beyond HIV to include primary care for high-risk women (2006) and prenatal care for pregnant adolescents (2008). In addition, IFAP sponsors language and cultural immersion experiences in Washington Heights and Chinatown to help students better understand the health care needs of immigrant communities in New York City.
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