Global Health Leadership Program

Interdisciplinary Overseas Rotations for Hopkins Medical & Nursing Students

Application Cycle is open for Academic Year 2016 - 2017 

Deadline for Q3 & Q4 rotations: application cycle is open!

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 will 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

Pre-departure training
Programmatic experience (internship) - optional
WHO Emergency and Essential Surgical Care
Well-supervised clinical experience at the international site
Interdisciplinary scholarly project
Post-departure debriefing

Course Objectives

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:

Time Commitment and Availability

Students must commit at least four to eight weeks, including travel time, to the Nepal, India and Peru programs.. The course is currently available during Q3 and Q4 of 2017.

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.

Interdisciplinary Applicants

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 are able to participate on a non-credit basis (service learning). Program participants will colloborate with colleagues from medicine and nursing while on the ground depending on the rotation dates and site.

International Sites

Pune, India
Dharan, Nepal
Puno or Lima, Peru
We are currently working with the School of Nursing to develop other international sites.

Program Materials 

To apply, submit application form, LOR and unofficial transcript to jhu.ghlp@gmail.com by September 24, 2016 before 11:59 PM EST. Late applications will not be considered. 


Program Contacts

Send all inqueries about the program to: jhu.ghlp@gmail.com

Dr. Grace Chen, GHLP Co-Director

Dr. Jill Edwardson, GHLP Co-Director

Learn more about the experience of our students in Dharan, Nepal in Spring 2016:

People

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs
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