Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Global Health Education

The Center for Global Health integrates global health education programming and faculty research initiatives within Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and encourages students, residents and fellows at Feinberg to engage in global health in a meaningful way via research projects, supervised clinical rotations, and public health projects.  Our medical trainees are able to visit both affiliated and unaffiliated universities, health clinics, and international non-government organizations (INGOs) around the world and are eligible to apply for stipends to support their travel and elective and research credit.  Global health training opportunities provide medical trainees invaluable lessons relating to health equity, ethics, cultural competency, community service, among others. 

Learn more via the links below. Role-based (e.g., MD Students) pages show educational programs for which that group is eligible to participate.

Affiliated Partners

The center supports its programs through affiliations with research and educational institutions from across the globe.  Following is the full list of current education programs.

Site/RotationLocationTraining LevelLanguageRotations/ Programs
Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación (IMPACTA)Lima, PeruM4/Phase IIISpanishInfectious Disease (HIV)
Centro Medico Humberto ParraPalacios, BoliviaAll medical students / ResidentsSpanishInternational Health, Family & Community Medicine
Charité Universitatsmedizin BerlinBerlin, GermanyM4 / Phase IIIEnglishAnesthesiology & Surgical sub-specialties
Child Family Health InternationalArgentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, South AfricaAll FSM (PA, PT, MD) / MPH studentsVaries per programPublic and Community health, Women's Reproductive Health, Infectious Disease, Traditional Medicine, Pediatrics, others...
Clínica de Familia La RomanaDominican RepublicAll medical / MPH studentsSpanishFamily & Community Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Hillside Health Care ClinicEldridgeville, BelizePT students / M4 / Phase III / Residents / FacultyEnglishInternational Health, Family & Community Medicine
Karolinska InstitutetStockholm, SwedenM4 / Phase IIIEnglishInternal Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Orthopedics, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Pediatrics, others...
Keio UniversityTokyo, JapanM4 / Phase IIIJapanese / EnglishRadiology, Pathology, Anesthesiology, others...
Makerere UniversityKampala, UgandaAll medical & MPH students / ResidentsEnglishPediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Infectious Disease, Rural Family Medicine, Family Planning, Cardiology, others...
Peking UniversityBeijing, ChinaM1 / Phase I, M4 / Phase IIIEnglish / MandarinInternal Medicine, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pulmonary, Cardiology
Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandWaterford, IrelandOnly M4 / Phase IIIEnglishSurgical sub-specialties
Stellenbosch UniversityCape Town, South AfricaOnly M4 / Phase IIIEnglishHope / Kid Cru Rotation on Pediatric Infectious Disease, Family and Community Medicine, Dermatology..
Tel Aviv University- Tel Aviv, IsraelTel Aviv, IsraelM4 / Phase IIIEnglish / HebrewGeneral Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, and various sub-specialties
Trinity College DublinDublin, IrelandM4 / Phase IIIEnglishGeneral Internal Medicine & Cardiology
Universidad PanamericanaMexico City, MexicoAll medical / MPH studentsSpanishInternal Medicine
Universidad San Sebastian Concepcion, ChilePT studentsSpanishInternational Health, Family & Community Medicine
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de DakarDakar, SenegalM1 / M4 / ResidentsFrenchInfectious Disease and laboratory research on TB, Malaria, and HIV
Université de StrasbourgStrasbourg, FranceM4 / Phase IIIFrench / EnglishRadiology, Interventional Radiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, thoracic surgery

Faculty Opportunities

Feinberg faculty are needed as clinicians and educators. Find out more via the Faculty Opportunities page.