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Global Health Pathway (GHP)

Key facts about GHP

Application status: OPEN

Who can apply? Johns Hopkins medical residents

What is it? The Global Health Pathway (GHP) aspires to develop academic physicians who are leaders in global health. It is designed to position residents for diverse careers in global health by providing critical leadership and life skills. GHP creates opportunities for exposure to global health by offering workshops, mentorships, and rotations in developing and developed countries, preferably in locations with a mature collaborative relationship with Johns Hopkins.

GHP activities can be self-funded or partially funded through Osler residency funds or the Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Fellowship.

How to apply

Request for applications is distributed each January via email. Please reach out to the pathway director with questions.


Track 1: Experience

This track focuses on an international experience early in the PGY2 year. It is designed for those who want an earlier understanding of global health work and an opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with partners during the PGY2 and PGY3 years.


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Track 2: Research

This track focuses on creating a virtual relationship with international partners early in the PGY2 year. Residents can participate in projects prior to participating in an international elective starting later in their PGY2 year. It is designed for those who want an academic track record in global health research prior to applying for fellowships, although it is expected that meaningful research and collaborations will continue throughout the PGY2 and PGY3 years. 


The selected residents will participate in educational and research-based global health rotations. The rotation sites will be in low and middle-income countries where Johns Hopkins has a strong footprint and history of mentorship support. Residents spend four to eight weeks continuously in a country and must complete a scholarly capstone project. They will also be introduced to relevant fellowship and faculty opportunities upon completion.


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