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Global Health Student Organizations

The Leading in Global Health Together (LIGHT) interest group educates medical students about the rewards of being involved in global medicine, and assists in facilitating experiences for pre-clinical students. This is accomplished through fundraising, programming that involves speaker workshops and assistance with coordinating experiences abroad after the first year of medical school.


The Partnership for Ongoing Development and Education and Medical Outreach Solutions (PODEMOS) is a student-led organization that offers a service-learning experience in Honduras.  Their goal is to collaborate with other health professionals to provide acute and chronic medical care and promote public health in the towns of Monte de Olivos and Siete de Abril. Contact them via e-mail for more details.

Ride for World Health ​(R4WH)
 is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 2004 by a group of medical students and healthcare professionals who seek to promote improvements in the quality and accessibility of global healthcare. R4WH also organizes the annual Global Health Day at OSU.