Global Health Careers
Global Health Programs 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.
Global Health Programs 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 Global Health Programs (GHP) office offers limited support for MS3/4 students to attend a major global health conference. To obtain support:
- Notify GHP (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you register for a conference
- Save all original receipts and conference badge. These will be essential for reimbursement of your expenses
- Within one week of your return from the conference, prepare a brief (1-2 pages) report, assessing the value of the conference for you, and commenting on at least 4 sessions you attended (titles and specific speakers should be noted). This must be submitted via email to GHP (email@example.com)
- Once GHP receives your report, we will contact you and our Financial Coordinator, indicating 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: GHP 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 Global Health Programs 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: May 28, 2015