GHLP Accepted Students

GHLP Requirements:

  1. GHLP Pre-departure Handbook
  2. Complete the Johns Hopkins International Travel Orientation pre-departure course through Coursera open-access version
    1. As you do not need to obtain a certificate of completion, there is no need to pay $29.
    2. If you have issues with accessing the website/ course, please contact jhsph.ghgrants@jhu.edu.
  3. Required in-person pre-departure lectures: Dates TBD
    1. Dr. Henry Mosley - Global Health and Leadership
      1. Please read the paper: Mosley, H; Lozare, B. STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP IN POPULATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. 2008
    2. Dr. Chris Hoffmann - Management and Delivery in Global Health
    3. Maria Truskey - Informatics
    4. Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos - Culture Awareness
    5. TBD - Other topics: Approaches to Quality Improvement Projects, IP simulation
    6. Invitation to online evaluations to be completed after the session will be emailed
  4. Send pre-departure documents to jhu.ghlp@gmail.com. Medical students must also send the School of Medicine specific documents to the SOM Office of Student Affairs  medstddsk@jhmi.edu and Registrar’s office medreg@jhmi.edu
    1. Photocopy of passport
    2. Copy of  visa (tourist visa)
    3. Copy of itinerary to site
    4. SOM Only - Application for International Clinical/Research Elective (Form E) one copy to Registrar and one to CGH staff
    5. Complete JHU Travel Waiver (Form H)
    6. SOM Only - Complete Elective Registration Form (Form I)
  5. Proof of completion of the Berman Ethics Modules at http://ethicsandglobalhealth.org
  6. Register travel with the International Travel Registry (complete information under "Group Travel")
  7. Make an appointment at the Johns Hopkins Travel Clinic & provide proof of vaccination before departure
    1. Note that for medical students, pre-travel visits can only be scheduled after you submit the paperwork outlined in #4 to the SOM Registrar’s office: International Clinical/ Research Elective, JHU Travel Waiver paperwork, Elective Registration Form.  Ms. Shone Sterner, Travel Clinic Clinical Program Coordinator, will verify with the SOM that the students are approved.  This will permit you to come to the clinic with the consultation and vaccine fees paid by the SOM.  It is recommended that you schedule your visits at the very least 4-5 weeks before departure to insure that you can receive any recommended vaccine series.
  8. Dr. Chen and Dr. Edwardson will send you a link to sharedrive that will contain more specific information on the international sites. Please also meet with them 2-3 weeks prior to departure.
  9. Begin thinking about different ideas for your scholarly project (these are not binding)
  10. Program completion requirements
    1. Completion of the above online modules.
    2. In person attendance of Predeparture sessions before you departure for your clinical elective and Postdeparture Debriefing session on your return.
    3. Submit a written report or power point of your scholarly project and findings, which may be submitted for publication if appropriate. 
    4. Present findings at the post-experience debriefing 
    5. Essay regarding a memorable experience, patient, or lesson you learned while abroad - recommended length <1000 words. You may chose to submit the essay to Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest. The deadline is usually around September.

To learn more about the vital role students play in shaping GHLP and other global health initatives at Johns Hopkins, check out this publication on lessons and best practices.

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

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

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

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

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs
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