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The Washington University in St. Louis Global Health Scholars Pathway in Internal Medicine is designed to produce future clinical and research leaders in global health. This program will increase residents’ awareness of global health systems, enhance understanding of the impact of culture and poverty on population health and foster skills for providing care in resource poor environments. Residents will also be able to pursue global health research. Residents apply in their first year and are selected by January. The program is competitive and acceptance is based on evidence of a commitment to a career in global health. Upon acceptance, there are two options for participation in the pathway.


1.  Residents can participate in an intensive didactic and practical curriculum during their second year. International travel for clinical and research experiences will also occur in this option.


2.  Or, residents can choose to participate in the Global Health Pathway Elective, where they participate in international travel for a scholarly research project.


Pathway Objectives

1. Preparing residents for competitive careers in Global Health through

a. Clinical experience

b. Research experience

c. Capacity building experience

d. Knowledge of key topics in Global Health


2. Providing service in Global Health

a. Direct patient care

b. Capacity building academic medical centers and community partners

c. Health advocacy


3. Conducting research for sustainable solutions with

a. Academic medical centers

b. Community partners


Pathway Components

1. Clinical

2. Field Experience

3. Research

4. Didactic


Global Health Resident Exchange

We accept trainees from our global health partners.


Mentors in Medicine International (MiM-I)

This is a grant for trainees with international research projects and a mentor who is based at Washington University. Applications are in PGY1 and PGY2. For more information, please click here.

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