UM students of all majors interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, are invited to participate in Global Grizzlies, an ASUM student organization based in the Davidson Honors College. The Global Grizzlies travel to developing countries where they shadow doctors and work with healthcare providers, as well as raise awareness of local public health issues. Through the support of the Davidson Honors College, the Global Grizzlies are educated about global health issues and the historical, political, and social context of the destination country prior to travel.
Since 2008, the University of Montana has sent the Global Grizzlies to Tanzania and Uganda. This year’s group is returning to Iganga, Uganda and will work in the Iganga District Hospital. This trip will allow students to experience a healthcare system, culture, language, and country vastly different from their own. The Global Grizzlies will gain a new understanding and compassion for their world and will carry their newly expanded knowledge with them as they move into their professional careers.
Make a donation to Global Grizzlies and receive a charitable tax deduction. All funds will be used to support the cost of travel, training, and education for the Global Grizzlies. Alternatively, you can send a check payable to the University of Montana Foundation, P.O. Box 7159, Missoula, MT 59807. Please include Global Grizzlies in the memo line.