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 Options documents for more information.
First-year medical students interested in applying to the GHT must complete the following:
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!
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.
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