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.
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.
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.
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.