Medical & Public Health Summer Program

Public Health and Medicine: The French Model

This intensive Summer program in Paris is open to both Undergraduate and Master’s students interested in doing a comparative study of the North American and French models.  This program is open to all majors but will be of particular interest to students in the areas of pre-med, pre-nursing, public health, health science and social work.

Program Dates:

2021 session cancelled, next program in 2022

This would mean departure from North America on Saturday May 29th in order to arrive in Paris on Sunday the 30th between 11 am and 4 pm.

Earn 4 university credits*

Course modules will focus on various aspects of public health practices such as Healthcare and Poverty, Woman and Children’s Health, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, HIV and STDs and more. Each module will be complimented with lectures and visits to local hospitals and health-related organizations such as OECD, médecins du monde, Pasteur Institute …

Classes and visits with specialists in the field

This year’s program is presented by Melissa Kenzig DrPH, MSP, CHES, CPH who has nearly 20 years of experience in the public health and higher education fields.  Dr. Kenzig got her Master’s of science in Public Health at the University of South Carolina and then continued onto Columbia University of her doctoral degree.  She is passionate about the field and is excited to share nuances of the French system. 

Housing in the center of Paris

Students will stay in the historic Foyer International des Etudiants in the 5th arrondissement just across from the Jardin de Luxembourg.  The FIE was founded in 1906 and was the first student foyer open in the famous Latin Quarter of Paris.  Students will stay in shared dormitories and have access to common rooms and a roof-top terrace.

Take a look at our exciting schedule for the 2019 summer!

Students on excursion during the 2016 program

I think one of the greatest strengths of the class was the consistent overlap between lecture and the following visits. Especially in a field like medicine, it is important to see the real-world implications of what we learn in class. I think that the hospital visits were exactly this.

- Lola

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* Recommended credit value.  Final credit value is decided by your home university.