Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide


Graduate Level Curriculum

UCSF residents and graduate-level healthcare professionals who wish to formally incorporate global health into their professional careers can enroll in one of two Pathway to Discovery in Global Health programs.

Global Health Clinical Scholars Program (GHCSP)

The GHCSP program core activities include:

  • Full-time three-week didactic course in September
  • Reviewing a series of case-based teaching modules over the year
  • Designing and completing a scholarly project in global health under the mentorship of a UCSF faculty member
  • Attending monthly evening meetings arranged by the program scholars to help foster community building
  • Reviewing one article in global health for the weekly “virtual journal club”
  • Spending a minimum of one month in a developing country practicing clinical medicine, conducting a research project, or participating in program development (depending on school or program) and
  • Providing quarterly updates to program directors and mentor/s on projects and modules

Masters of Science in Global Health Sciences

Students who wish to continue their education in global health after completing the core Pathway to Discovery in Global Health requirements can apply for the UCSF Masters of Science degree in Global Health Sciences.

The Masters of Science in Global Health Sciences is a full-time one-year program that includes three quarters of course work and one quarter of field experience at a national or international site. The degree will specifically focus on scholarly, publishable research, or project implementation or evaluation as a means of fostering entry into global health careers.

Funding for Projects

A variety of fellowship and funding opportunities are available for trainees at the Central Pathways Funding Agency.