The 20-seminar Global Health 20 month longitudinal curriculum emphasizes the sociopolitical, economic, cultural, and geographic factors that, in addition to biomedical factors, have an impact on health in both low-and middle-income countries and reduce health inequalities in underserved populations locally. Seminars will include presentations led by WFSM global health affiliate faculty.

The mission of the Certificate in Global Health Program is intended to build a solid foundation in Global Health and enhance the education of medical students, residents, faculty and staff beyond their regular course of study or current knowledge of global health.

Who may apply?

WFSM MD, CRNA and Graduate Students as well as Residents, Faculty and Staff of the institution. *Interested WFSM PA students should contact the PA program regarding participating in the PA Global Health Certificate Program.* Specific years are not targeted but should be an enrolled WFSM for the 20-month long program.


We announce the application cycle in late Spring/early Summer.  Applicants are notified early-mid September (depending on planned launch date).
At this time we are not accepting an online application. For more information about the Global Health program please email


The selection committee will review applications and select the new participants.
One program launches every 2 years.  Starting Sept/Oct and ending 20 months later in April/May.
We select approx. 35-45 participants per application cycle (varies each cycle)

Requirements for successful completion of the Global Health Certificate Program

  • 75% attendance at the 20-month longitudinal curriculum
  • All certificate participants must complete a culminating capstone/scholarly project, consisting of both written component and poster presentation at the annual WFSM Global Health Symposium.