Develop 21st Century Leaders for Global Health

by GlobeMed
Feb 25, 2013

Lowering Barriers and Equipping a Generation to Transform the World

GROW interns Madison & Rashi w/Nurse Marlene Cruz
GROW interns Madison & Rashi w/Nurse Marlene Cruz

GlobeMed envisions a healthier world in which everyone has the chance not only to survive but thrive. Now, more than ever, students have the ability to contribute to this vision. Innovative, optimistic, and connected to the resources of top universities, students can play a key role in improving community health. 

To help unlock the full potential of our students, GlobeMed equips them with a toolbox of leadership skills and field experience with grassroots organizations around the world.

But there are often barriers, from lack of funding to lack of training, that prevent emerging student leaders from meeting their full potential as change makers. With the challenges facing our world and future, we cannot afford to leave any potential for problem-solving untapped. 

Thanks to you, GlobeMed can ensure that students from all backgrounds have the chance to learn alongside community leaders and harness their passion to make long-lasting change. With your recent support, we funded travel stipends for delegates attending the 2013 GlobeMed Global Health Summit this April, and students traveling to work alongside their partners on the Grassroots On-Site Work (GROW) internships this summer.

Opportunities like the GlobeMed Summit and GROW internships ignite the passion of students, like Madison Klim, to become lifelong catalysts for change. As a freshman, Madison knew she wanted to make a difference in the world. She was searching for a community that would help foster her own personal growth and challenge her to do more. She found that opportunity in GlobeMed. With support from the National Office, Madison attended her first GlobeMed Summit and today recounts it as her “spark moment.”

She recalls, “I looked around the room at 300 of my peers, alive with passion in their hearts and hope in their eyes, and thought ‘We can do anything together.’ Knowing that I have this global community to work alongside for the rest of my life is absolutely invaluable.”

Since her first GlobeMed Summit, Madison was inspired to take part in a GROW internship with her chapter’s partner organization, Clinica Ana Manganaro, in Guarjila, El Salvador. While on-site, she worked to strengthen their partnership and learned alongside the community’s health leaders. Today, she serves as the Co-President of the GlobeMed at UT-Austin chapter and hopes to advocate for Clinica Ana Manganaro’s vision of “health for all” in the Austin community. Madison explains, “These key experiences have shaped what I want to do for the rest of my life.”

Together, we can continue to support these transformative opportunities for students like Madison Klim who otherwise would have been unable to experience them. 

Thank you for investing in our future as we build a generation of young people equipped to transform the world.

Madison working alongside Dr. Xochitl
Madison working alongside Dr. Xochitl



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