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McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars

The McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program that offers residents and fellows training in clinical care delivery in resource-limited settings worldwide.

Deadline is Monday, July 25, 2022, for submission of both the Online Application Form and Program Director Reccomendation Form.

Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:

  1. Attendance at core lectures
  2. Completion of specialty specific lectures
  3. Participate in peer-led journal clubs 
  4. Simulation training
  5. Completion of web-based pre-departure training modules
  6. Global health field experience
  7. Completion and formal presentation of a scholarly project

Trainees and mentors are to follow the requirements outlined in the mentor-mentee contract.

These curricular components were created to meet the following global health competencies:

  1. Describe the global burden of disease and demonstrate understanding of epidemiologic tools and trends
  2. Understand the health implications of travel, migration and trade
  3. Recognize the major determinants of health
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the relationship between health and human rights
  5. Demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and quality in global healthcare
  6. Explain the role of community-engagement strategies in capacity strengthening
  7. Demonstrate the ability to engage in effective cross-cultural communication
  8. Develop strategies for ethical practice in unfamiliar and resource-constrained settings
  9. Develop global health-focused scholarly work and peer teaching skills

The program components and competencies are based on recommendations by global health educators that fulfill ACGME competencies.

Program Objectives

  • Provide an education in core concepts in global health for trainees across specialties
  • Provide high-quality global health training experiences
  • Establish strong relationships with global health mentors
  • Mentored scholarly projects

Clinical Electives Funding and Approval Process

The Global Health Initiative Fund supports global health education for Feinberg residents, including those in the McGaw Global Health Clinical Scholars Program, who display an interest in global health and working with underserved populations in resource-limited settings. Visit the Global Health Experience Funding for McGaw Residents page for more information, including eligibility and approval requirements information.

Instructions for obtaining the application link can be found under the "Funding Application & Deadline" section of the funding page referenced above.

Contact Us

Applications are open each summer with accepted trainees beginning in the fall. Contact Sara Caudillo with any questions.


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