Admissions - Global Health

Eligibility Requirements

GW and the international institutions will determine eligibility and placement based upon students' credentials. The Office of International Medicine (IMP) will forward all eligible GW student applications to the administrative office of the host institution for review. Students will receive notice from GW as to their acceptance into the program.

Each university/institution will be responsible for selecting their respective candidates. Medical students must have completed the following basic clinical rotations: two months in internal medicine; two months in family practice; two months in pediatrics; two months in OB/GYN; two months in surgery; and two months in psychiatry. Students must be in excellent academic standing at GW. Students will be selected based on a range of factors, including but not limited to: career goals, previous experience, relevant skills (such as language skills) and academic qualifications.

English is the lingua franca of all institutions. Interested students must have a working knowledge of English in order to be eligible for participation in the exchange program.

Admissions Process

Each student must contact the IMP office to request the online application link for their desired program. Students are advised to start the application process at least three months before their expected departure date.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A 1-page Personal Statement outlining student's goals and objectives
  • Completed and Signed Application Form

Please submit all required documents in one PDF document to Use the program name to which you are applying as the heading in the subject of the email. Applications cannot be processed until all required documents are submitted.

Students must obtain comprehensive health insurance coverage and must show evidence of proper immunization before beginning international electives. Students are responsible for meeting all costs, deadlines, and other requirements associated with obtaining a visa to the host country. Each student must obtain his or her own visa.

NOTE: Students interested in doing a core rotation for credit are responsible for acquiring the approval of the GW course director prior to departure.