The Global Health Concentration is an optional curriculum that is to be completed during your 4 years of undergraduate medical education. It is encouraged that you complete the majority during pre-clerkship, as you will become busy with electives and other academic commitments during clerkship.
The Global Health Concentration is a self-directed learning program. The Global Health Program will provide you with resources, tools, and recommendations to help you complete the concentration but ultimately it is in your control. As part of the concentration we have developed a curriculum of learning objectives that we have identified through 7 major themes in Global Health. Each theme has learning objectives which are achieved through tasks.
Tasks may be completed in any order, however some of the suggested resources are in-class sessions offered through your UGME curriculum and may only be offered during a specific year. The suggested sequence of completion is indicated in the Global Health Concentration – Student Handbook .
Each task has associated suggested resources but you are welcome to use a different resource to complete the task. When you complete the task you will be asked to indicate which resource you used, in cases where you used a different one, please select other and specify.
Completion of the tasks will be tracked by the Global Health Program. If you wish to receive updates on your progress please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please work on your tasks in a separate document and keep a copy of this. You cannot save answers in the submission form so please only submit when you have a completed answer and you are ready.
Please note that completion of the tasks is not the only part of the curriculum. Please refer to your student handbook in the ‘requirements’ section to ensure you are completing all parts of the curriculum.
If you wish to pursue the Certificate of Achievement in Global Health you must successfully complete the curriculum in addition to the completion and dissemination of a scholarly project. You must submit a proposal for your project and be pre-approved by the Global Health Program in order to ensure you’re on the right track.
The Certificate of Achievement in Global Health will be awarded upon graduation and will also be indicated on the Medical Student Performance Record (MSPR). Recipients of this certificate are recognized for their dedication to global health learning and commitment to global health advocacy through the completion and dissemination of a scholarly project.
There are two options for recognition in the Global Health Concentration:
Option 1: Recognition for dedication to global health learning
The recognition will appear on the student’s Medical School Performance Record (MSPR)
- Students must successfully complete the Global Health Concentration curriculum requirements
Option 2: Certificate of Achievement in Global Health
The certificate will be awarded at graduation and will also be indicated on the Medical School Performance Record (MSPR)
- Successfully complete the Global Health Concentration curriculum requirements and;
- Successfully complete and disseminate a scholarly project
All the details on the completion of the concentration are available in the student handbook.
Global Health Themes
“information on your global health elective” Once you have decided on your global health elective you will need to submit information and demonstrate preparedness. For international travel this should be completed at least 2 months prior to travel.
“your proposal for a scholarly project” For those who wish to pursue the Certificate of Achievement in Global Health you must successfully complete and disseminate a scholarly project. Projects ideas are available in the student handbook.