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Distinction in Global Health

Students with an extreme passion for Global Health can set themselves apart by earning a distinction. In addition to the scholarly activity, a student project, thesis, and portfolio are required. There are three ways to earn distinction: the integrated track, the independent track, and the International Medical Exchange Program. Each track is designed to promote a progressive approach toward education and research, encourage critical thinking skills, and address obstacles in global health.


Distinction Timeline Highlights

  • During MS1
    Apply for the Distinction program in the fall (deadline is 10/15). Sign up for Intro to GH elective, if possible. If not, this can be done MS2 year. Prepare for summer research elective.

  • During MS2
    Plan for scholarly activity early and complete within approved timeframe. Aim to present at either the GHIC conference (Unite for Sight) or CUGH conference.

  • During MS4
    Enroll in clinical elective of choice. Work on capstone thesis and presentation. Complete any required forms to receive distinction upon graduation.