Internationalization increasingly impacts the core academic, research, clinical and service mission of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Global communications, economic, social, research, scientific and health-care interdependence and international co-operation have made our engagement at the international level a prerequisite and a responsibility for our success. These trends have brought about changes in how we teach, who we teach, where we teach as well as the nature and focus of our research and scholarship. We seek to be an internationally-engaged school with local relevance and global impact.