Fourth-year medical students at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. may enroll in either/both the Global Health Elective, for which students receive funding and credit towards their elective requirement, and in the Advanced Competency in Global Health, which meets the Advanced Competency Elective credit required by the College of Medicine.

Before completing an application, please review the information below.

Application Process Overview: A step-by-step guide for planning and applying for a Global Health Elective.

Global Health Elective Criteria and Requirements: Detailed information on GHE objectives, pre- and post-departure and requirements, etc.

Global Health Training Programs: A list of organizations that provide student placement for global health experiences at international sites

Global Health Elective Report Guidelines: Each student participating in a GHE is required to submit a report of their experience.

Global Health Elective Application and Forms

Current Travel Warnings

Electives will not be approved for countries listed on the "current travel warnings" issued by the U.S. Department of State. Travel to the country must also be safe as determined by the OGH.

Frequently Asked Questions