Global Health Careers
The Center for Global Health is supportive of students, faculty, and staff as they explore the possibilities of careers in global health. In addition to library items available for loan (e.g. Edward O'Neill's Practical Guide to Global Health Service), we provide recommended global health jobb sites and we sponsor an annual Global Health Career Day. Opportunities also exist to attend national conferences where meetings with potential employers may occur.
The Center for Global Health has been sponsoring Global Health Career Days since 2007. Annual attendees number between 100 and 150, representing students, faculty, and staff from institutions throughout the Greater Philadelphia area attended. If you weren't able to attend or would like to view presentations again, just click on the year of interest.
The Center for Global Health (CGH) office offers $500 for PSOM med students presenting global health research at a major conference. To obtain support:
- Submit your global health research abstract and notication of acceptance to CGH(firstname.lastname@example.org) for preapproval.
- Save all original receipts and conference badge. These will be essential for reimbursement of your expenses.
- Within two weeks of your return from the conference, you must contact CGH regarding how/where to submit your original receipts and conference badge, mandatory for reimbursement.
See conference links on the right. Be sure to take advantage of early registration rates.
Historical: CGH was able to sponsor students from across the Penn campus to attend conferences of the Global Health Council in Washington, DC for several years. Seventeen students took advantage of this the first time it was offered in 2007. With Penn Key access, you can read about their impressions here. At the meeting, Neal Nathanson, Associate Dean of The Center for Global Health and Hilary Marston, then second year Penn medical student, were interviewed. You can view the video by clicking on one of the links below (first link is the highest quality):
Last updated: January 11, 2016