Penn Grad Students (BGS & Masters)


Global Health Equities Residency Track, Internal Medicine

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.

Please click here for more information on the Global Health Equities (GHE) residency track in Internal Medicine.

Global Health/Healthcare Disparities Residency Track, Neurology

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.

View Dr. Rubenstein's Tanzania Blog

Other Residency Programs

Please contact the Penn Med 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.