Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Funding for Long-term Global Health Projects

Feinberg's Global Health Initiative (GHI) supports global health education for Feinberg medical students who display an interest in global health and working with underserved populations in resource-limited settings.  GHI accomplishes this by supporting the travel expenses of Northwestern medical students and McGaw residents so they may pursue away-rotations and other global public health projects in underserved areas abroad. The Global Health Initiative is generously supported by Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, its patients, and Feinberg's donors.

Funding for long-term global health projects is available from the Global Health Initiative to support FSM student engagement in global health and to encourage student interest in and understanding of cross-cultural competencies, social determinants of health, and clinical practice in resource-limited settings, among other topics. Projects may focus on primary care, community health, maternal-child health, global public health, etc… and must have a duration ranging from six to twelve months. Medical students who apply should be prepared to identify a project at a reputable international institution that can provide proper mentorship and meets the minimum standards outlined in FSM’s policy on global health education. Particular attention should be paid to identifying strong mentorship at both FSM and the host institution, safety and security of the host-country/region, and the sustainability of the project.

For More Information

Center for Global Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
645. N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1058
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: +1 312 503 8829
fax: +1 312 503 8800
d-young@northwestern.edu