University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Global Health Pathway

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The Global Heath Pathway (GHP) provides Internal Medicine residents and fellows with in-depth opportunities to understand and experience the practice of global health. The curriculum guides trainees in how to incorporate global health work in to their future careers by creating opportunities for global engagement at both the local and international level through education, clinical care, and research. The curriculum is led by Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM.


Opportunities within the Global Health Pathway

Educational Opportunities

  • Monthly meetings in lecture or journal club format led by GHP faculty and trainees
  • Fundamentals in Global Health Course, 1 week of multi-disciplinary training
  • Annual UW Global Health Symposium

Research Opportunities

  • Conduct research project in global health under mentorship of UW faculty with institutional partners in Ethiopia (eg., Jimma University)
  • Present research at DOM Research Day and/or UW Global Health Symposium

Clinical Opportunities

  • Participate in a 1-month elective rotation abroad during the final year of the training in Jimma, Ethiopia at Jimma University Specialized Hospital

Examples of Trainee Research Projects:

  • Barriers and Facilitators to Surgical Site Infection Prevention in Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Improved Hand Hygiene in Jimma and Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Pilot Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in Ethiopia

How do our Trainees Describe the GHP?

  • "Wonderful program that added perspective to my medical education and I hope will lead to future GH involvement."
  • "One of the best experiences in all of residency."

GHP Leadership

Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH&TM, Director

Abigail Mapes, MA, Program Coordinator

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Other Global Health Opportunities at UW:

Professional/Graduate Capstone

MPH Degree program

Global Health Institute