World of Global Medicine and Human Rights

The World of Global Medicine and Human Rights is a community for biology, pre-health and public health majors. It is especially great for students interested in health care professions (medicine, physician assistance, physical therapy, nursing).

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As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you stay an engaged student within your L-LC, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of Global Medicine and Human Rights Lead Faculty: Professor Kamiar Alaei 
Weekly L-LC Dinner: Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:25 PM

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Global Medicine and Human Rights is open to intended biology, public health, and human biology majors, and is a great fit for those on the pre-health track.

What does the World of Global Medicine and Human Rights!

The World of Global Medicine and Human Rights will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend biology themed events together.

Fall 2018 L-LC Courses
Freshmen Seminar: World of Global Medicine and Human Rights
Biology 130: General Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics
Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I

Spring 2019 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Biology 131: Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology
Chemistry 121: General Chemistry II

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Skype globally on international research collaborations
  • Form study groups with your friends
  • Guest visits by professionals involved in research, training, advocacy and fieldwork in areas such as HIV research and training, newborn health in developing countries, death with dignity and refugee camp issues.
  • Community Service
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Invitations to Albany Medical Center events