Emily - Master’s in Global Health

Emily is an international student and digital ambassador at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Do you have questions about student life at KI? Send her an email or read her blog.

Programme: Master’s in Global Health

From: UK, the USA and Malaysia

Contact me in: French, English

Email: emily.tan@stud.ki.se

Read Emilys blog

Hi, I’m Emily! I’m from the UK, the USA and Malaysia, and I’m studying the Master’s Programme in Global Health this year. I’m a medical student back in the UK, so I have had some exposure to global and public health through this, but I wanted to spend more time studying the social, economic, and cultural factors that influence health, not only because I find it interesting, but also because they have such a big impact on our health outcomes and aren’t considered enough in the current biomedical model of medicine.

I chose KI because of its globally renowned reputation, the opportunity to complete a master’s programme in one year, and the chance to live in beautiful Stockholm! In the future, I hope to complete my training to work as a clinician either in emergency medicine or women’s health, as well as in health policy development and implementation.

In my free time, some things I love include sports, thrift shopping, hiking and the outdoors, and trying out new cafés (all of which I have heard Stockholm is perfect for!). I’m excited to travel around Scandinavia this year, start some new sports, and explore the shops and cafés in Södermalm.