Medical Students

Global Health

The Office of Global Health Programs is a resource for medical students seeking international experiences. We facilitate the process for medical students of the University of Pennsylvania and for those international medical students whose home institutions have affiliation agreements with the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Penn Medical Students

At Penn Med, you are invited to pursue opportunities to expand your knowledge about and experience in global health. You may focus on research or on clinical activities -- in resource-rich or resource-poor countries. You can also have a global health experience without leaving home by working with an immigrant community in Philadelphia, serving as an interpreter, and/or acting as a peer host for a visiting international medical student. The Office of Global Health Programs (GHP), in cooperation with the Office of the Registrar of the School of Medicine, coordinates global health experiences, provides course work in global health, and advises students on how to earn a Global Health Certificate to accompany the MD degree.

Penn's medical school curriculum lends itself to global health experiences at two junctures. During the summer between MS1 and MS2, students may pursue experiences of 1-2 months; during the last 18 months of the curriculum, from January of the 3rd year to graduation, students may undertake an activity of 1-3 months. Experiences that require 6-12 month minimum commitments are best suited for students wishing to take a year out.

Students from International Medical Schools

At Penn Med, you are invited to pursue opportunities to expand your knowledge about and experience in global health. You may focus on research or on clinical activities -- in resource-rich or resource-poor countries. You can also have a global health experience without leaving home by working with an immigrant community in Philadelphia, serving as an interpreter, and/or acting as a peer host for a visiting international medical student. The Office of Global Health Programs (GHP), in cooperation with the Office of the Registrar of the School of Medicine, coordinates global health experiences, provides course work in global health, and advises students on how to earn a Global Health Certificate to accompany the MD degree.

Penn's medical school curriculum lends itself to global health experiences at two junctures. During the summer between MS1 and MS2, students may pursue experiences of 1-2 months; during the last 18 months of the curriculum, from January of the 3rd year to graduation, students may undertake an activity of 1-3 months. Experiences that require 6-12 month minimum commitments are best suited for students wishing to take a year out.

Start planning at least 6 months before desired start date.

  • Africa - Botswana, Gabon,
    Ghana, Malawi, South Africa,
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Penn Med
    Student- Arranged Activities
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Multi-Nation

Graduate Medical Education & Global Health

At Penn Med, you are invited to pursue opportunities to expand your knowledge about and experience in global health. You may focus on research or on clinical activities -- in resource-rich or resource-poor countries. You can also have a global health experience without leaving home by working with an immigrant community in Philadelphia, serving as an interpreter, and/or acting as a peer host for a visiting international medical student. The Office of Global Health Programs (GHP), in cooperation with the Office of the Registrar of the School of Medicine, coordinates global health experiences, provides course work in global health, and advises students on how to earn a Global Health Certificate to accompany the MD degree.

Penn's medical school curriculum lends itself to global health experiences at two junctures. During the summer between MS1 and MS2, students may pursue experiences of 1-2 months; during the last 18 months of the curriculum, from January of the 3rd year to graduation, students may undertake an activity of 1-3 months. Experiences that require 6-12 month minimum commitments are best suited for students wishing to take a year out.

Start planning at least 6 months before desired start date.

  • Africa - Botswana, Gabon,
    Ghana, Malawi, South Africa,
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Penn Med
    Student- Arranged Activities
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Multi-Nation

Last updated:  May 6, 2014