The field of global health has grown considerably over the past decade and experiencing a surge in support and growth at Rutgers. A significant majority of medical students now express an interest in learning more about global health, with almost a third participating in a global health experience. In addition to personal enrichment students gain a skillset that they can use in the future to make an impact on their personal medical practices, as well as global health.
In this Distinction Program in Global Health, students will study the global burden of disease and their potential role as an actor international development. Students will further consider the ethics of global health and impact effectiveness when designing their programs. Finally, students will be supported in this program by program personnel with expertise in global health, including related to their field experience project. On successful completion of the program students will have gained a strong foundation to be active in global health in a practical, effective and ethically sound manner.
Ziad Sifri, MD
Harsh Sule, MD
Year 1: Timeline below
- Early January: GHDP information session
- End-January: preliminary meeting with Dr. Sifri or Sule (not required)
- Early February: draft proposal to Drs. Sifri/Sule
- Mid-February: final proposal
- Mid-February: Interviews
- End-February: Acceptances
The proposal for application to the program must include the following elements (limit to 3 pages)
- Personal and professional information/motivation for being part of the GHDP
- Brief background on the topic you wish to study/work on, including why you chose this topic
- Project proposal including broad academic/research questions and timeline
- List of potential faculty mentors (these do not need to be confirmed for the application)
- In view of the rigor of the Program, expectations for the Program will be clearly delineated during the interview process.
Selection will be made based on the faculty’s evaluation of the student’s motivation, stated goals and objectives and academic standing.
Year 2: The program is only open to applications during Year 1 except for MD/PhD or other extended training format students. Such students should contact the faculty leads directly.
Program Goals, Requirements, and Capstone Information