Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana; Koforidua, Ghana; Larteh, Ghana
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
The Global Health Scholars Program (GHSP) is a collaborative project, developed in conjunction with multiple departments including Family and Community Medicine, Humanities, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Public Health Sciences. GHSP is an innovative approach in allowing students and faculty to participate in making a difference for people in an impoverished setting. The GHSP is designed for those students who are highly interested in global health. The GHSP allows medical students to work together, both in the classroom as well as in the field. Supervised by faculty, the Global Health Scholars take part in two immersive trips. The first trip primarily entails an introduction to the community, and participation in developing a community health project. The second trip, occurring in the students' senior year, provides students with an opportunity to participate in clinical care at the same location. Students receive pre-trip safety sessions, in-country medical education specific to the site, and several sessions by our faculty on global and community health related issues.
Through this longitudinal relationship with the host community, it is our hope and expectation that students and faculty will be greatly enriched and the health and welfare of the people will be measurably improved.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of overnight accommodations at a dormitory/student residence.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program coordinator.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||06/13/2020||07/11/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, N. Benjamin Fredrick, by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed