Report Guidelines

You may have read past student reports that do not follow the below updated guidelines. Please use these guidelines for your report.

Each student is required to write a detailed report of their experience and submit it to the Office of Global Health (OGH) program manager.

The Global Health Elective (GHE) report includes the Travel/Site Summary and photos and a scientific paper based on your chosen objective. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted.

The Travel/Site Summary section must include a description of your responsibilities during the rotation, feedback on the site, both positives and negative aspects, unique experiences or events, and an overall assessment of the rotation. It should also include advice relating to travel; e.g., language, money, safety, culture, work environment and photos. Pictures can be a separate file or incorporated into your report but the goal is to:

  • Create a visual story with pictures by capturing shots of preceptors, the clinic or hospital, patient services, student housing, and the local environment and culture.
  • Include captions that describe each picture.
  • Include a photo(s) of yourself engaged in patient care if appropriate.

The travel summary serves as a how-to and what-not-to-do for future students and must also include contact information for preceptors or administrators at the site for the benefit of future students who might want to go there for their own rotation. Remember, the completed travel summary should be the document you wish you would have had before your rotation!

Reflective/Impact Essay Guidelines

  • Students are asked to write a reflection papers on their global health rotation in which they examine the effect of the experience on their personal and professional growth, including both the positive and negative, and how that experience will be integrated into future practice and/or thinking.
  • The aim is to help the student think in a meaningful and deeper way about how the experience affected them and the ideas and insights they experienced. 
  • There is not a specific page requirement but they are asked to write about the experience in a way that demonstrates serious and considered thought. 
  • Each student must complete their individual narrative. The reflections are not done as a group project.