In June 2016, twelve FACES for the Future students, each representing a FACES program from across California (San Diego, Hayward, San Francisco and Oakland), traveled to Washington DC to participate in our inaugural Global Health Youth Summit (GHYS).
This extraordinary Summit was developed and implemented in partnership and collaboration with the Global Health Fellows Program-II (GHFP-II), a fellow project of the Public Health Institute. The GHYS was created with the intention to inspire FACES students to pursue careers in global health, thereby helping to build the next generation of diverse global health professionals.
FACES students traveled to Washington DC to learn directly from USAID professionals about global health careers, and to gain an appreciation for the intricacies and opportunities of global health work. All students acquired a deeper understanding of global health and completed the program with a stronger desire to work in global health professions. They also developed a better sense of where their skills and interests might fit in. FACES students participated in an array of educational activities, including a college tour, a conversation with college representatives from GlobeMed, and speed mentoring and simulation activities with staff and fellows from the USAID and GHFP-II. Students made important connections and had the opportunity to build their networks in global health.
The Summit was an extraordinarily impactful and powerful experience for all involved. Many students expressed that it was one of the most transformative experiences of their lives. The FACES Coalition thanks everyone who made this opportunity possible, and most especially to our partners at the Global Health Fellows Program-II.
Hear from our Founding Director, Tomás Magaña, MD
Hear from our Deputy Director, Brooke Briggance
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