Who Are We?

The Global Health Interest Group (GHIG) is a group of students who strive for the improvement of health in our global community, through education and the development of opportunities for students to learn about and participate in promoting health internationally.

What Do We Do?

Seminar Series Each year the GHIG has put on a series of classes taught by guest lecturers on a variety of health and development topics. Typically the talks are held once a month, and full participation in the course earns you credit that will be included on your medical school transcript.

Journal Clubs These are also held once a month during lunch, and involve student led discussions of international health research projects, cases, political events - whatever the presenting student deems educational. Lunch and a lively conversation are provided.

Symposium This once a year event, again with invited guests, brings together students from throughout the University to focus on a specific area of international health.

Resources A few members of the GHIG are dedicated to improving resources available to students interested in global health, through better on-line information sources, and greater access to funding for international opportunities.

The Botswana Project A few students from the GHIG here at Penn, initiated a long-term international health partnership with a hospice in Garborone, Botswana. The goal of the project is for medical students to participate in a useful and sustainable project over their four years here at Penn.


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