The Center for Global Health works closely with the Pritzker School of Medicine to provide and support diverse opportunities for medical students interested in global health. Through the Global Health Scholars Track, Summer Research Program, international clinical electives, and various student interest groups, global health is robustly integrated into the Pritzker experience. Highlighted below are some of the ways medical students can engage in global health at the University of Chicago. Pritzker medical students interested in field research or other global health training opportunities should visit Pritzker's International Programs page and read the project descriptions of our CGH partner sites. Pritzker students preparing to go abroad should also see Pritzker's International Checklist.
The Global Health Scholars Track (GHST) is a comprehensive four-year curriculum in global health that is part of the Pritzker Scholarship and Discovery curriculum at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Recognizing that true competence in global health requires more than clinical skill, the GHST curriculum draws upon disciplines throughout the university and exposes students to other critical fields including epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, ethics, and human rights. The GHST combines didactic, seminar, clinical, and research components with the goal of providing students the skills to function more effectively in any global setting, working not only with individual patients, but with health systems and institutions. Click here to read more about the Pritzker Global Health Scholars Track.
The Summer Research Program (SRP) is an eleven week medical research opportunity available to first year medical students. Students develop a well-defined project and work with faculty mentors throughout the summer to conduct research. CGH works to increase the number of global health SRP projects available, and offers support to the student cohort and faculty sponsors throughout the entirety of the program. Listen to former global health SRP students to learn about their research experiences abroad.
Training abroad allows students to develop clinical and research skills that are vital to a career in global health. Therefore, the Center for Global Health has formed partnerships with institutions across the world that offer supervised training opportunities. Students should contact the Center for Global Health directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
- Learn more about Pritzker students who have participated in our programs in the student spotlight section.
- Learn more about current international sites and opportunities in the local-global partnerships section.
Below is a list of student organizations at Pritzker for students interested in global health. Click here for a full list of student organizations at Pritzker.
- REMEDY UChicago is a student-run philanthropic organization at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Their goal is to collect medical supplies from donor institutions and using monetary contributions and to deliver the supplies to international communites who need them most.
- The International Medicine Interest Group (IMG) was established as a forum for students interested in international health care issues. In the spring, IMG distributes information about the Global Health Scholarship, which helps fund medical students involved in international experiences.