Core Curriculum

GHP Curriculum

The Duke Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows (GHP) prepares trainees to bridge clinical practice with public health principles in order to reduce health disparities both locally and abroad.

The GHP 2-Year core curriculum focuses on clinical practice, research, and health policy in low-resource settings. GHP Trainees will obtain a profound appreciation for the social determinates and consequences of health disparities in the communities where they work.

Objectives of the program are achieved through the following components:

Site Assessment

Trainees begin the program with a 6-week site assessment visit at one of our global partner locations prior to starting master’s classes in August. The site assessment facilitates the establishment of essential relationships and the identification of the research project focus.

Master’s Training

Duke’s Master of Science in Global Health degree program offers GHP trainees opportunities to develop and refine skills in research study design, quantitative and qualitative methods, and to understand key health policy and ethical challenges confronting those engaged in global health careers. During year 1, GHP trainees enrolled in the MS-GH program will participate in coursework for nine months while continuing to meet requirements for their clinical training program.

Project Implementation

During year 2, GHP trainees spend 9-12 months engaged in a collaborative research project of global health significance at their partner site. Trainees will deepen their understanding of health disparities, improve their clinical problem solving abilities and physical examination proficiency.

Key Deliverables

  • Produce one or more global health-oriented manuscript of publishable quality.
  • Complete a master’s thesis.
  • Present a topical or project-related academic talk to the Duke medical or global health community.