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.

GHP Partners

Lima, Peru
Barretos, Brazil
Kigali, Rwanda
Cape Town, South Africa
Eldoret, Kenya
Mwanza, Tanzania
Johannesburg, South Africa
Moshi, Tanzania
Gurgaon, India
Galle, Sri Lanka
Kathmandu, Nepal