Develop proficiency in assessing health systems present in developing nations, determining which issues take precedence, and how to address them.
Learn to work with the ministry of health in developing countries and determine which interventions are most needed and can realistically be implemented.
Evaluate international health program initiatives present in these countries and determine if their efforts are beneficial or harmful, and how they can coordinate with national healthcare systems to address important healthcare issues.
Obtain a working knowledge of governmental and nongovernmental organizations and infrastructure.
Prepare the graduate to coordinate short-term international expeditions as well as longer term, sustainable healthcare initiatives.
Successfully serve as an expedition coordinator for one or more international expeditions.
Participate in planning, development, and implementation of various emergency courses that are appropriate for the level of system present in a country including procedures, trauma resuscitation, pediatric resuscitation, toxicology, etc.
Develop skills as an academician through clinical care of patients, research, independent study, and teaching roles.
Gain knowledge of internationally acquired infectious disease and disaster medicine.
Obtain a working knowledge of public health issues by obtaining an MPH.
Develop methods of fund raising.
Provide academic, clinical and administrative opportunities to prepare for leadership roles in international health.