A two week program for 28 pre-med students of University of Minnesota was hosted from Dec 29th 2016 to Jan 12th 2017. The group was led by faculty members Dr. Jason Rico, Assistant Professor Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health and Dr. Erica Gathje, M.D. Family Medicine. The Health Careers Center of University of Minnesota has been partnering with VIIS for the last 6 years through this program. The objective of the program is to compare health and public health between India and United states and also understand social influences on health and medicine. Apart from the academic sessions on health care in India, NGO’s role in health care delivery, Bioethics and research to name a few, the students were taken for field visits to public and private hospitals and heritage sites .