welcome Mark Sedler, MD, MPH

Welcome to Stony Brook University's Renaissance School of Medicine website for Global Medical Education. At Stony Brook, we recognize the importance of global medical education and encourage students to gain first-hand experience at an international site. We have developed a number of opportunities around the world that offer clinical, research and cultural/language immersion experiences.

Our goals are:

  • to promote an understanding of the global burden of disease;
  • to recognize health disparities and challenges to well-being in under-resourced settings;
  • to appreciate the role of health systems and governance;
  • to gain cultural and language competencies that expand professional horizons; and
  • to foster a commitment to social justice.
  • These opportunities will better prepare our students as physicians in the globalized world of the 21st century.

Mark J Sedler, MD, MPH
Founding Director, Office of Global Medical Education
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Public Health