Columbia University Medical Center

ICAP Interns Head Abroad

Four medical center students have been chosen as ICAP’s Next Generation Program interns. Three Mailman School of Public Health students and one College of Physicians and Surgeons student will participate in the 2014 program to pursue global education and training opportunities.

A leader in global health, ICAP has worked since 2004 with a central goal: to improve the health of families and communities. Working with individuals at every level of the health system, from patients to clinicians to government officials, ICAP is dedicated to health system-strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable care. ICAP has worked to address major public-health challenges and the needs of local health systems in more than 2,700 sites across 21 countries.

This year’s interns will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho to work on ICAP-supported programs. The interns work with ICAP staff in-country and with global-health experts on projects ranging from data analysis to plans for new programs.

Mailman students Kate Doyle and Zhicheng Ray Qiu will work on projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mailman student Emilia Carrera will work in Mozambique. Dylan O’Connor, a P&S student who entered with the Class of 2015, will spend nine months working on a range of projects in Lesotho.

The Next Generation Program is a training initiative that provides hands-on experience, training, and mentorship in global health to students enrolled in a variety of academic programs, including public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, social work, and business.

Next Generation interns spend two to six months engaged in the design, implementation, and evaluation of ICAP-supported programs in Africa, Central Asia, and New York.

Also on CUMC News: