Program Info

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at the University of Miami School of Nursing.


Undergraduate or accelerated nursing students and students majoring or minoring in public health, or in the health sciences.


In order to apply you must complete an online application. The application is due November 15th. The application includes the following.

Global Partners

The MHIRT program has partnered with 6 institutions in 5 countries where the UMSONHS has established student study abroad programs and training/research agreements.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies’ global research training program for minority students is helping diversify the health sciences workforce.

Heading to Canberra Airport in Australia’s capital after a tedious day trip analyzing stroke data with a statistician, Antonio Sanchez was amazed by the site from his taxicab window. A huge mob of kangaroos was bounding across an open field and onto the road.

“It was one of the most memorable and exciting moments of my two months in Australia,” recalled Sanchez, who was among 11 nursing and public health students the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) dispatched around the world this past summer for its fourth Minority Health International Research Training Program, or MHIRT, funded by the NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

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