CGH has developed a formal multi-disciplinary competency-based global health program that contains two tracks: Global Health Advocates and Global Health Scholars. Global Health Advocates are invited to participate in the global health educational curriculum and approved international field experiences. Global Health Scholars complete a global health educational curriculum and a scholarly project, receive dedicated mentorship, and are eligible to apply for project funding. These tracks supplement individual specialty-specific residency program tracks, allowing for individualized program-level innovation and implementation. The goal of this program is to support the training of future global health leaders by fostering opportunities to build skills in sustainable and ethical global health practice in an inter-disciplinary framework.
Core values for the Graduate Global Health Program:
UIC is a center of excellence in global health dedicated to accountability and critical thinking. We, as a community of global citizens, adhere to the principle of health as a human right. The UIC Center for Global Health builds partnerships around the world to improve health for all through community-centered approaches that strengthen health systems, build capacity, and promote innovative research.