Global Health Leadership Program
Interdisciplinary Overseas Rotations for Hopkins Medical & Nursing Students
Application Cycle is open for Academic Year 2017 - 2018
- Deadline for summer, Q1 and Q2 (which includes dates between 6/1/17 and 12/13/17) applications: 04/16/17
- Deadline for Q3 and Q4 (which includes dates between 1/1/18 and 6/20/18) applications: 10/14/17
The mission of the Johns Hopkins Global Health Leadership Program (GHLP) is to train future global healthcare leaders through an exchange of cultural, clinical, and educational knowledge and skills. The GHLP provides transformational, interprofessional learning experiences for participants and tangible benefits to host institutions and organizations. Program participants will be prepared to leverage their skills as leaders in global health in clinical practice and in programmatic and research activities.
While abroad, students will work and learn in a multidisciplinary and interprofessional environment, incorporating expertise from physicians, non-physician providers, nurses, and public health experts. JHU students will work directly with students from the schools of medicine, nursing, and public health at the international site on a scholarly project, such as a quality improvement initiative or research project that can be completed during their time abroad. During their international rotations, students may also have the option to spend time at a governmental or non-governmental organization to further enhance their global health experience. Interested students can also do a separate programmatic internship at WHO.
The Global Health Leadership Program includes
Programmatic experience (internship) - optional
WHO Emergency and Essential Surgical Care
Well-supervised clinical experience at the international site
Interdisciplinary scholarly project
The goal of the Global Health Leadership Program is to train future global health care leaders by providing training of the highest degree in a collaborative, interprofessional learning environment. During this course, students will:
- Develop and demonstrate leadership skills
- Expand clinical skills and medical knowledge specific to a global health context
- Use systems-based practice to understand the various impacts of social cultural, political, and economic, etc.) on local health care
- Develop and demonstrate interprofessional competencies
- Successfully complete a scholarly project based on experiences at the international clinical site
Time Commitment and Availability
Students must commit at least four to eight weeks, including travel time, to the Nepal, India and Peru programs.
Program Prerequisites: Medical students interested in this course must have completed the core clerkship in internal medicine, as well as either a core clerkship in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, or emergency medicine.
GHLP is an interdisciplinary program and seeks to further develop this aspect. Currently students from the School of Medicine are able to recieve credit for this clinical elective, after completing the proper forms. Students from the School of Nursing may be able to participate on a non-credit basis (service learning) with the approval of the School of Nursing adminstration. Program participants will colloborate with colleagues from medicine and nursing while on the ground depending on the rotation dates and site.
Puno or Lima, Peru
We are currently working with the School of Nursing to develop other international sites.
To apply, submit application form, LOR and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send all inqueries about the program to: email@example.com
Dr. Grace Chen, GHLP Co-Director
Dr. Jill Edwardson, GHLP Co-Director