In collaboration with numerous international institutions, DCP has started Global Health Program (GHP) that has mainly focused in using the experience of DH, expertise of the staffs in order to organize international training and research programs relevant to global health issues. Specifically, these are of following broad categories:
For the medical students, these tailor-made training programs gives a comprehensive understanding to a number of infectious diseases, health systems challenges, innovations in health care, new global health challenges. The students get trained through clinical exposure, bed side teaching, case based learning, problem based learning, lectures, and field based learning. The students can also take an extended period of mentored observation-ship on the track of their interest in order to get a more in-depth understanding of health problems faced in the respective department.
The students are also taken to the rural health centres and are given first-hand experience of how DCP is addressing the issues of rural health care and rural community development in innovative approaches. Besides, there are also other field visits to show the students various categories and tiers of health system, other organizations involved in health care, etc. All the visits are followed by critical discussion sessions and presentations where relevant. For the non-medical students, less emphasis is given on clinical teaching and more emphasis is given on the health systems, public health programs and community development.
The GHP also provides opportunity to conduct own research in topics of interest that are also relevant to the institution. The students can also participate in ongoing research programs