Pathway Description and Requirements

The WMP will consist of seminars led by global health content experts from Cleveland and around the world. Essential topics in global health, modeled after the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) list of competencies, will be covered on a rotating basis at least every two years.

Example topics may include:

  • Global burden of disease
  • Environmental health
  • Social and economic determinants of health
  • Child and maternal health
  • Different healthcare systems
  • Ethic issues

Pathway activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Monthly seminar series of content expert speakers
  • Coursera online module course: “Essentials of Global Health”
  • INTH 401 global health class
  • Workshops to include simulation cases, procedures, ethics cases for limited-resource settings
  • Local and national global health conferences
  • Community service, advocacy, and social events with global health or underserved communities
  • Opportunities to conduct research, policy work, or another area of interest
  • Opportunities to travel and work abroad
  • Close mentorship with Pathway Co-Directors and other Cleveland advisors 

Pathway Requirements

In addition to adhering to the CWRU SOM Policy on Participation and attendance, we also expect:

  • Attendance and engaged and active participation at core seminars or designated learning activities (≥75%)
  • Timely completion of all evaluations and assessments after each seminar or event
  • Participation in mentored activities designed to apply skills in clinical, research, or health policy settings in the clinical years
  • Attendance at the Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) Conference or other global health conferences at least once
  • Ideally, scholarly output in the form of a poster presentation or manuscript