Global Health Pathway annual dinner.

Emergency Medicine Global Health Pathway

The Emergency Medicine Global Health Pathway (GHP) provides selected UW emergency medicine residents with a comprehensive, longitudinal, structured training program in global health.  The GHP harnesses the unique strengths of the University of Washington’s extensive network of global health programs, the large presence of global health organizations in the Seattle area, and work closely with accomplished faculty in global health and emergency medicine.


  • Exposure to the field of global health
  • Gain practical experience in international academic emergency medicine and related global health fields
  • Develop the skills necessary to maximize the impact of current and future global health work
  • Develop a career path in global health based on trainee interests


This pathway offers an opportunity to gain longitudinal mentorship, training and experience in the area of global health during residency.

All second year UW emergency medicine residents are invited to apply to the GHP. The ideal candidates are highly motivated, with a demonstrated interest in building a career in global health. Up to two residents per year are selected.  Selected residents will receive tailored mentorship, research opportunities and the opportunity to rotate abroad. In addition to formal mentorship and curriculum, current GHP participants have pursued professional development opportunities such as local conferences, global health journal club, film screenings, and guest speakers. Several graduates of the GHP program have pursued Global Health Fellowship training and work with renowned organizations such as Medecins Sans Frontiers and Partners In Health.