Global Health Scholars Program

The Global Health Scholars Program is a five-year MD/MPH dual degree scholarship program that offers advanced coursework, mentorship, and field experiences to prepare medical students for careers in global health.

Accepted applicants to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) can apply in the spring before starting at the School. Two matriculating students will receive a full tuition scholarship for an MPH degree, along with stipends for a Global Health Summer Research Experience, Scholarly Year, and a Global Health Elective.

Students enter the dual degree program in their first year of medical school and are matched with a faculty mentor from Mount Sinai Global Health based on their academic interests and career goals. During the first two years, participants complete their MPH coursework. Thesis research is carried out during the summer between first and second year through the Global Health Summer Research Program at one of our partner sites. Scholars will have an opportunity to further develop their critical thinking and research skills by engaging in a year-long scholarly activity after their third year of medical school, dedicating a full academic year to mentored, global health fieldwork.  In addition, Scholars will participate in a Global Health elective experience during their third or fourth year of medical school.

Eligibility

Students are eligible to apply to the Global Health Scholars Program after they’ve been accepted to the MD Program at ISMMS.  The Global Health Scholars Program is a highly selective program targeted to individuals with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in global health. Students selected to become scholars will receive a full tuition scholarship for an MPH degree, along with stipends for a Global Health Summer Research Experience, Scholarly Year, and a Global Health Elective.

Past and Current Scholars

2018 – 2023: Marcia Lange and Sara Kiani
2015 – 2020: Adam Kraus and Jacob Lurie
2014 – 2019: Farrah Khan and Anirudh Kumar
2013 – 2018: John Rhee and Faith Goronga 

Contact the Global Health Education team if you have any questions about the program.