The Global Health Pathway (GHP)

The Global Health Pathway (GHP) is an elective four-year experience which is designed to achieve the goal of preparing UMass Medical School (UMMS) students for clinical, research, public health and cultural experiences with underserved populations both in the U.S. and around the globe. 

The GHP began to implement its new curriculum beginning in the 2013/2014 academic year. The objectives of the GHP include the following:

  • Increase knowledge of diseases, conditions and issues affecting underserved populations around the world
  • Increase cultural competency in caring for underserved populations
  • Learn about refugee and immigrant populations living in the U.S. and the challenges that they face accessing health care
  • Learn about organizations in the U.S. and around the globe that serve underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Learn how to advocate for underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Learn about organizations that serve underserved populations around the globe

The curriculum of the GHP:

Additional information:

Information about Applying to the Global Health Pathway (GHP)
The opportunity for 1st year medical students to apply to the GHP are announced via e-mail to the entire class of incoming 1st year University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) medical studnts around July-August of each year. Applications from interested 1st year students are typically due around the end of August, and selections are typically made around September of each year. 

For further information, please contact

 Michael K Chin MD    
Michael Chin MD
Program Director
    Colleen Burnham MBA
Program Manager
Carly Eressy
Administrative Assistant


 updated 7.23.2015cjb

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