Clinical Residents & Fellows

A wealth of global health opportunities exist for Penn-affiliated post-graduate health professionals. Here you will find a number of opportunities for professional growth in global health including: the Center for Global Health Scholars program, career development, international clinical training and orientations, events, and seminars.


The Global Health Equities (GHE) residency track in Internal Medicine is an initiative designed to focus on the most basic determinants of health and disease. The program has two major goals:

  • Provide educational opportunities that will nurture and train health professionals who want to focus their careers on addressing health disparities domestically or globally.

  • Promote physician advocacy and service through working with our community and global partners to improve health care and medical education in our partner sites.

More information on the Global Health Equities (GHE) residency track in Internal Medicine.


Selected neurology residents spend elective time working with underserved communities in Philadelphia, such as providing neurologic care to Philadelphia's growing Latino immigrant population at Puentes de Salud. Global Health track residents can also make one or two medical trips to an African nation (currently, Tanzania or Botswana). All residents interested in Global health/healthcare disparities have the opportunity to attend monthly lectures focused on working in resource-limited settings.



Please contact the Center for Global Health for information about global health opportunities in other UPHS residency programs.



The University of Pennsylvania Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in collaboration with the Guatemala-Penn-Partners and the Hospitalito Atitlan is offering the Global Health Fellowship in Comprehensive Health.

This unique opportunity allows a fellow to develop clinical, educational and leadership skills in the care of underserved populations in West Philadelphia and Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.

The fellow has the option of a 1- or 2-year fellowship with clinical, community outreach and teaching responsibilities at both Penn Family Care and the Hospitalito Atitlan. Responsibilities will include low risk OB, inpatient, outpatient and community outreach as well as, supervision of residents and medical students teaching in the Hospitalito.


CGH Associate Scholars

The Center for Global Health encourages all UPHS & CHOP trainees to sign up for the Penn Global Health Associate Scholars program. By signing up with our Scholars program, you will engage with our extraordinary global health thought-leaders and practitioners in various ways based on their affiliation with CGH and professional interests.

Career Development

Throughout the year, CGH offers career development workshops and mentoring with faculty. Please contact us for more information about future career development events.

International Clinical Training & Orientations

The Center for Global Health manages the annual application process for Botswana rotations for Internal Medicine residents. For residents in the Global Health Equities Track, please contact Carol McLaughlin for more information.

For all other departments, clinical responsibilities and schedules of post-graduate trainees must be closely linked to program directors within clinical departments. International clinical activities must be sanctioned with the appropriate rotation agreements in place by UPHS' Graduate Medical Education office. Please contact your program director for more information on global rotations.

For residents and fellows traveling to Botswana for clinical or research work, the Center for Global Health offers comprehensive pre-departure orientations plus logistical planning and support. Please contact Maria Cortese Hering for more information.

Events & Seminars

Sign up for the CGH newsletter to receive information about CGH-sponsored events and seminars, plus information about the global health community at Penn and beyond.

Do you have someone in mind to be a speaker for a CGH-sponsored seminar or talk? Please contact us with any requests or recommendations for speakers!