The Global Initiatives program strives to improve oral health around the world.
Every year, students and faculty from the School of Dentistry travel to select countries to work and train with local doctors and patients.
The camaraderie developed in a culturally immersive yet professional environment has had a lasting impact on me during my formative years here at Michigan. I will cherish these memories far beyond my time in school.
- David Li
The culturally immersive experience provided to me by the GIOCH program has allowed me to experience patient care in a more comprehensive way, which has made me a more knowledgeable and sensitive provider.
- Neil Thomas
This unique cultural experience provided me the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight on a topic that I am passionate about, while working in a collaborative environment with fantastic dental professionals.
- Brittney Phillips
Experiencing dentistry through the Brazilian culture profoundly enriched my professional and personal life allowing me to become a culturally competent dental professional.
- Cassandra Wieckhorst
I don't think there is a better opportunity for growth and development than travel. The GIOCH program allowed that cultural emersion to be incorporated into dentistry, which is something I don't think I would have the opportunity to experience otherwise.
- Jennifer Cleary
The warm welcome from students and faculties made us feel like we were FOB-USP students from day one. GIOCH Bauru program exceeded our expectations in every way, and we can't stop sharing our experiences with others!
- Claire Cho
Experiencing a global collaboration constantly inspires me to think big, and demonstrated a small group can change the world.
- Nicole Pentis