Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Macha, Zambia
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Student learning and professional formation. The Global Health Scholars Program is a collaboration of faculty and students aimed at providing the knowledge and experience to become competent and socially aware proponents of global health service work through a 4-year longitudinal curriculum designed around international service-learning opportunities. The GHSP curriculum highlights reflection, critical thinking, medical humanities, cultural engagement, and global health ethics.
Specific for Zambia:
Students spend four weeks following their first year of medical school in Macha, Zambia, at the Macha research trust, a rural health and research center in the Choma District of rural Zambia. During this month they each participate in a rural health project with an in-country team collecting data as part of a health project at the site. Students also have some limited opportunities to shadow in the mission hospital itself. During their fourth year of medical school students return to the site for a purely clinical rotation split between the Macha Mission Hospital and the larger district hospital in Choma District.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of: information regarding housing is not available at this time.
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 the program coordinator.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2017||04/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Summer-Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||06/24/2018||07/24/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program coordinator Jeanne Liacha by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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