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 typicallly occur once monthly in the evening at 5:45 pm.
  • 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 global health elective, which is a cross-cultural experience that can occur locally or abroad, plus an additional cross-cultural experience 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 those residents who have been accepted into the track. To apply for a scholarship, complete this scholarship application and submit a minimum of thirty days before your trip.  There are two requirements to receive a scholarship. The first requirement must be met prior to trip departure and is the completion of the Johns Hopkins Global Health Ethics Modules, which are available online.  The second requirement, which is to be completed after your return, is that a case report be submitted for Resident Research Day, a Grand Round Presentation be given, or another form of scholarly activity be completed.

Travel forms are required for approval prior to your departure.  Keep record of your expenses, and submit an expense form after your trip. It can take up to 120 days for reimbursement after the expense form is submitted.

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