Global Health Curriculum

Introduction & Background

International health matters are particularly relevant to clinicians in the District of Columbia and the surrounding region, where health professionals serve a diverse patient population presenting with an equally varied array of diseases and socio-cultural backgrounds.

Georgetown University is uniquely placed to play a major role in the development of a healthier world population by educating its medical students, residents, and faculty about issues in global health. The Department of Pediatrics Global Health Track (GHT) offers interested residents a broad introduction to global health issues as well as a structured training program which fulfills the Residency’s scholarly project requirement. It consists of online independent learning modules as well as formal lectures and group discussions. Participants also complete an independent mentored project related to a global health issue or population. Georgetown medical students in the GUSOM International Health Interest Group (IHIG) are also invited to the formal lecture series.

Georgetown University and the Department of Pediatrics offer a tremendous wealth of experience and commitment to Global Health issues. Department of Pediatrics faculty speak numerous languages, come from diverse backgrounds, and bring to Georgetown international experiences in countries including: Honduras, Cameroon, Haiti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Peru, Mexico, India, Israel, Pakistan, and South Africa. 

Gabonese Boy
“Le Village Lumiere” (Leper colony), Hopital Albert Schweitzer, Lambarene, Gabon