Global Health Pathway Program (GHPP)

Program Objective

The overarching objective of the program is to create opportunity for exposure to global health careers by offering rotations in low and middle-income countries where Hopkins has a mature collaborative footprint. 

Tracks

Initial 4 week rotations (Track 1) are designed to develop globally minded residents for a diverse array of careers after categorical internal medicine training. Countries for track 1 training include Uganda, India, Peru, and South Africa.

Residents will be encouraged to follow either a clinician educator or research focus where clinical activities will be supplemented by either:

  1. Log of teaching with reciprocal case presentations from residents at the site (submitted as artifacts)
  2. Short data-based research project identified by the site mentors. All trainees will be required to submit an on-line narrative about their experience with photos.

For those who seek a more in-depth experience and who self-identify an interest in a global health career, a secondary longer 8 week rotation (Track 2) can be developed in collaboration with a Hopkins mentor to develop a project proposal. These projects can replace the CASE2 block with the approval of the Residency Director. Track 2 can be conducted at any location where a Hopkins faculty member is working. The pathways program faculty and Director (Y. Manabe) will meet regularly with these residents to be sure that they are progressing so that they have ethical IRB approval and on-the-ground buy-in for their projects. All projects must adhere to the following: 

  1. Be locally relevant
  2. Have named collaborators on the ground with whom the work will be shared
  3. Be highly likely to lead to relevant outputs in the time allotted. 

To Apply for Funding

Global Health Pathways activities can be self-funded, or partially funded through the Osler residency funds provided to each resident or through the Center for Global Health. Applicants to Track 1 and Track 2 seeking funding through the Center for Global Health must apply through the Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Fellowship for Residents and Fellows

To be eligible through the GHPP, an email from the country director (see below) for Track 1 or research supervisor for Track 2 to Yuka Manabe, ymanabe@jhmi.edu, GHPP Director, and approval from the Osler Medical Residency (S. Desai or N. Aggarwal) will be required. Although there are 2 formal funding cycles per year, residents in the GHPP should apply as soon as possible as the funds are limited, but are not tied to the formal funding cycles to maximize flexibility for GHPP Residents. Learn more about the program from the orientation to GHPP summary document.

Country Directors & Site Descriptions:

Uganda

Yuka Manabe, MD

ymanabe@jhmi.edu

India

Amita Gupta, MD 

agupta25@jhmi.edu

Peru

Will Checkley, MD 

wcheckl1@jhmi.edu

South Africa

 Jonathan Golub, PhD 
jgolub@jhmi.edu 

Neil Martinson, MD, MPH 
martinson@phru.co.za

More information about the Lietman Fellowship for GHPP Applicants - Deadline: September 25, 2016

The Paul S. Lietman Fellowship provides $3,500 (4 week) and up to $5,000 (8 week) for Hopkins residents and fellows in any GME program who aim to complete a rotation overseas. Applicants are required to submit a signed application form, Request for Elective Rotation (RER), objectives, by the due date. Applicants may NOT apply to fund travel that has already been completed. Once awarded the fellowship, residents are required to submit a number of preparatory requirements including an orientation (as above). Following their overseas experience the CGH asks awardees to submit a personal narrative, five high resolution photographs, responses to a survey, and a poster at the annual global health day. Find the Lietman Application here.

Accepted Students 

GHPP students are expected to complete a series of requirements. Please submit your bioethics confidential entries here.

Questions?

Regarding the application process contact: Nina Martin | nina.martin@jhu.edu

Regarding the GHPP contact: Yuka Manabe, M.D. | ymanabe@jhmi.edu 

People

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...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

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

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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