Office of Global Health

The Office of Global Health (OGH) at UT Southwestern is committed to reducing health disparities globally, and training the next generation of leaders in global health. The OGH has supported global health activities for more than 833 students since 2010. These students have completed clinical rotations and research activities in more than 35 countries around the world.

The Office of Global Health serves to facilitate education and research initiatives between UT Southwestern and international partners, while training and teaching students who are interested in global health. The Office supports activities across all three schools at UT Southwestern: the Medical School, the School of Health Professions, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

UT Southwestern recognizes the opportunity for expansion of our global footprint through collaborative partnerships that leverage unique strengths to improve health outcomes, while providing opportunities for the next generation of health care professionals to gain technical skills and exposure to cultures, societies, and unique diseases.


To foster and support innovative research, transformative education, service learning, and global partnerships that are focused on addressing disparities in underserved populations.

Core Values

  • Commitment to Quality: High-impact, sustainable partnerships and programs
  • Service Learning: Learning through experience and critical reflection
  • Global Is Local: Share best practices across an interconnected global network
  • Transformative Education: Prepare future health care professionals to work in interdisciplinary teams to address critical global health challenges
  • Innovative, Interdisciplinary and High-impact Research: Support novel, discovery, and implementation science
  • Mutually Beneficial Partnerships: Collaborations providing mutual value for partners
Medical Students in Peru
Medical students in Peru