Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows Overview



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Applications for all tracks due September 1.


Our Mission:

To develop academic leaders in global health dedicated to reducing human suffering caused by health disparities. As a distinguished program that incorporates multiple departments, the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows delivers tailored postgraduate training experiences integrating specialty-specific research opportunities, masters-level didactic training, and close mentorship to develop careers in global health.

Our Method:

  • Engage Cross-Departmental Participation
    Recognizing the need for multiple specialties to address diverse global health problems, the Global Health Pathway involves multiple departments from across the Medical Center. Departmental curricula are tailored to meet specialty-specific topics and requirements.
  • Enhance Didactic Training with a Master of Science in Global Health
    The 38-credit curriculum includes six core courses, electives, a field experience to apply learned research methods, and a research-based scholarly thesis. Graduates are prepared to engage in clinical, epidemiological, social-behavioral, and policy-oriented research, and to design, implement, and manage health programs which target the reduction of health disparities.
  • Immerse Trainees in an Intensive Field Experience
    Duke's Global Health Pathway includes a nine to twelve month intensive field experience in a resource-poor setting. During the field experience, trainees will have opportunity to apply newly acquired skills in both a clinical and research capacity while developing leadership skills in community coalition building, program development, and cultural competency.