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The Center for Global Health Education supports and administers transdisciplinary global health education at Northwestern and across the globe.

The Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health's educational programs, including educational exchange programs for students, residents and fellows and their counterparts in low-, middle- and high-income countries, are administered by the the Center for Global Health Education. 

The center also works with departments and programs across Northwestern to ensure the success of global health education, from focused workshops to postgraduate training. Our members support educational activities in partnership with global ministries of health, universities, medical facilities and other organizations in more than 20 countries. These activities leverage assessment, education, evaluation and implementation science expertise to support the development of a skilled global health workforce and quality national health delivery systems.

Our purpose is to teach and inspire future leaders toward mindful global engagement grounded in humility, equity and social justice. The creation of the Center for Global Health Education — the first of its kind — underscores our commitment to education that supports health for everyone, everywhere.”

Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, Co-director, Center for Global Health Education

The Center for Global Health Education will foster new collaborative partnerships between Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campus communities, linking research, education and training opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Our signature interdisciplinary approach sets Northwestern apart from other institutions. ”

William R. Leonard, PhD, Abraham Harris Professor of Anthropology & Global Health, Co-director of the Center for Global Health Education

Dynamic and equitable partnerships are the backbone of global health. We strive to leverage ongoing research and partnerships to develop innovative curricula and programs that strengthen the health of partner communities while preparing trainees for future contributions to health equity.”

Shannon Galvin, MD, Associate Director, Center for Global Health Education

Graduate Education Programs

McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars Program

A two-year Northwestern University program that offers residents and fellows training in clinical care delivery in resource-limited settings worldwide
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Master of Science in Global Health Online

A partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health Education aims to prepare the next generation of leaders for emerging global issues.
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Master of Science in Global Health Online

Offered through Northwestern's School of Professional Studies, this program is designed to help clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, nonprofit administrators, policy analysts, social entrepreneurs and others make a meaningful difference in healthcare access and outcomes in the places where it’s needed most.

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Master of Science in Global Health Online

Responsible Conduct of Research Training Materials: The Right Choice

These training materials were products of the "Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria" research project, led by Robert Murphy, MD. This initiative aimed to enhance medical knowledge and skills at the six leading medical schools in Nigeria. The improvements in the medical education emphasized priority health delivery to the community and developed the clinical and translational research competencies of medical students, physician trainees and public health graduate students.

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MD Student Policy

Find the information you need to navigate global health programs and stay connected with the institute.  

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Be aware of all the global health program-related policies and requirements of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine programs.

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Find a list of forms, handbooks and more so you are sure to be prepared for your international travels.

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Support transformational experiences, inspire future leaders.

Northwestern Global Health Initiative's educational fund provides scholarships for over 90 percent of the students and residents who elect an international rotation. Every year, approximately 150 students elect to take a credited rotation at one of our partner sites. Your generosity makes it possible.


Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Fostering an inclusive environment that integrates a broad range of perspectives is critical to the work we do around the world and at home. We are proud to be part of an institution that prioritizes diversity.

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