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Global Health Track

Application Process

Eighteen MS1 students and two CHA/PA students per year will be selected through a formal admissions process for the Global Health Track (GHT) per year. The GHT is best suited for highly motivated, adventurous students who have demonstrated leadership skills, adaptability to new situations, and superior critical thinking skills. Students with experience working with other cultures and with a well-conceived, thoughtful plan for incorporating global health into future career endeavors are preferred. However, it is NOT necessary to have ANY global health or travel experience for admission to the track. 

Please refer to the Track Application Letter and Track O​ptions​ documents for more information.

First-year medical students interested in applying to the GHT must complete the following:

  • Register and pass IDPT 6665: Introduction to Global Health (Wednesdays 1-3 pm after the Human Body Block). Students may register during the open enrollment period in early September.
  • Submit a completed application ​form and curriculum vitae. The application deadline for 2019 is closed. The 2020 application will open in August 2020.

Future Students

We invite you to explore our website in order to learn more about our program. Please review our curriculum, international and local projects , funding opportunities, commitment to student involvement, and frequent educational events! 

Current Student Resources



Please note: The School of Medicine’s Curriculum has undergone reform. Please visit this page for more information on how curriculum looks for the 2025 student class and beyond.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission: ​To provide interested students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as health care providers and researchers in the global health arena.

Vision: Through didactic and experiential learning, students gain a better understanding of the issues facing developing communities and the ways they can work to be part of the solution.
Students enrolled in the GHT are part of a four-year program that includes additional course work and intensive project planning on top of their already rigorous schedules.  Students also complete their Mentored Scholarly Activity (MSA) working with one of the tracks international partners, with their own global health project, or with indigent communities (such as refugee communities) in the United States

Contact Info

Madiha Abdel-Maksoud, MD, PhD, MSPH

Associate Director
Leana May, DO, MPH

Global Health Track Coordinator 
Carolina Jensen​

Mailing Address:
Mail Stop F523
13001 East 17th Place, Rm E1314 Aurora, Colorado 80045