Global Health Careers

gluckmanandstudentsandstaffPMHGlobal 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 subscribe to a weekly international employment bulletin and we sponsor an annual Global Health Career Day.  Opportunities also exist to attend national conferences where meetings with potential employers may occur.

International Career Employment Weekly

The Global Health Programs Office has subscribed to a weekly online publication for the benefit of Penn medical students.  The International Career Employment Weekly reports on a wide variety of international opportunities -- from paid professional positions to programs that charge a fee for voluntary participation.  Whether you are ready for a career move or looking for a new global health experience, you should take a look at this journal. 

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Global Health Career Day

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. 


Career Day Archives:

Global Health Conference Networking

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 ( 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 (
  • 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):

Major Global Health Organizations / Conferences:


Last updated:  December 17, 2014