WellSpan Medical Education

Resident Global Health Track – Curriculum


The curriculum for global health education is being standardized to provide core content topic reviews in Global Health and a longitudinal curriculum that provides educational growth over the two years for residents. Requirements are general and thus applicable to the wide range of specialties and experiences in which residents participate.


To apply, complete this application form and submit to Nancy Nagib, MD at nnagib@wellspan.org by the appropriate deadline:

  • Three-year residency deadline: May 31 of intern year
  • Four-year residency deadline: May 31 of second year
  • Five-year residency deadline: May 31 of third year


  • Residents will be involved in global health experiences to expand and facilitate a broader understanding of the clinical knowledge, administrative expertise for planning of and development on a global health experience, and other skills needed to translate global health work into meaningful clinical, teaching and learning experiences.
  • Attend fifty percent of the global health seminars, which are 90-minute monthly meetings.
  • The curriculum is on a two-year rotation and is a combination of core content and exposure to both local expertise and opportunities abroad.
  • The basic curriculum covers poverty, infectious disease, maternal child health, non-communicable disease and essentials of public health.
  • Emphasis is also placed on skills development once a year.
  • The requirements for the global health track include: completion of a local global health elective or a trip abroad, plus an additional trip abroad or attendance of a major global health conference.  Upon completion of a global health elective, it is expected that either a case report be submitted, a grand rounds presentation be given or a global health talk be given during one of the evening monthly talks.
  •  Financial aid is available via the Global Health Scholarship Fund. To apply for a scholarship, complete this scholarship application and submit a minimum of thirty days before your trip.  The requirement to receive a scholarship is that a case report be submitted for Resident Research Day or a Grand Round Presentation be given.

Keep record of your expenses, and submit an expense form after your trip. It can take up to 60 days for reimbursement after the expense form is submitted.

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