About GHP

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 Residency/Fellowship Pathway at Duke delivers tailored postgraduate training experiences integrating specialty-specific research opportunities, masters-level didactic training, and close mentorship to develop careers in global health.

  • Residency and fellowship pathways are tailored for each subspecialty
  • Includes Master of Science in Global Health degree, followed by dedicated research time at overseas partner location 


Our Method

Engage Cross-Departmental Participation

Recognizing the need for multiple specialties to address diverse global health problems, the Global Health Pathway has enrolled trainees from Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Psychiatry, and Radiation Oncology. We are eager to expand our impact across the Medical Center and the globe. Subspecialty 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

The Pathway includes a nine to twelve month intensive field experience at one of our global partner sites. 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.