Global Health Policies

These policies were established to support high quality, safe international health activities for UW Medical School and UWHC faculty, staff, students and foreign visitors. These activities include teaching, consulting, research, public service, and education programs abroad.

Representatives of the UW-Madison Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine; UW Legal Services; UW Risk Management; UW Office of International Studies and Programs, and UW Hospitals and Clinics were involved in the development of these policies, which adhere to UW System Guidelines for the Conduct of Study Abroad Programs. You are expected to review these guidelines prior to your work or study abroad.

Please see guidelines below that are organized by employee classification. For quick reference to the policies, consult the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.

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School of Medicine and Public Health

International Health Policies and Procedures for the School of Medicine and Public Health (Full text). Approved by UW Medical School Academic Planning Council September 19, 2012. See individual sections below.

Guidelines for Health and Safety Procedures for International Travel

Dean Robert Golden’s 2019 memo on SMPH Policies for Global Health Activities

International Travel Permission Letter

Additional Resources

Policies for the School of Nursing

Policies for the School of Pharmacy

Policies for School of Veterinary Medicine

UW International Academic Programs (IAP) Policies