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The Global Health Pathway (GHP)

The Global Health Pathway (GHP) is an elective, four-year program at UMass Chan Medical School that trains and supports medical students to be future leaders and providers in global health. The GHP selects medical students through an application process at the start of their medical school training and provides them with longitudinal curriculum and opportunities to gain experience in clinical, research, public health and cultural experiences with underserved populations in two major categories: those currently living outside of the U.S. or those that are living inside the U.S. with recent international origins, such as immigrant or refugee populations. 

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 UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) medical students 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: IMEP-GHP

 updated 01.23.2019 LC