The Andrew B. Kaufman World Medicine Pathway (WMP) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine consists 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, are covered on a rotating basis at least every two years.

Example Topics

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

Example Pathway Activities

  • Monthly seminar series of content expert speakers
  • Coursera online module course: “Essentials of Global Health”
  • 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
  • Opportunities for leadership, curriculum development, networking with speakers and advisory board members
  • Close mentorship with pathway co-directors and other Cleveland advisors 


In addition to adhering to the School of Medicine's 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
  • Scholarly output in the form of a poster presentation or manuscript

Longitudinal Mentorship

  • Each incoming first year student is paired with a second year student to create a "lineage" of mentors representing each class. Student mentors provide insight into the Pathway, global health career advice, and social opportunity.
  • Students can access a database of physicians who are willing to mentor WMP members in their specific global heath interests. Faculty mentorship provides guidance into research, volunteering, and organizing events.