Center for Global Health

Students who engage with the Center for Global Health are challenged to explore 21st-century global health issues using both interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge and perspectives. Expert career mentoring, internships and externships, research opportunities, and volunteer service—in Richmond, Indiana, or halfway around the world—are invaluable ways the CGH helps prepare students for leadership in their chosen health fields.


Broadly trained individuals with cooperative learning skills are the students that professional schools are looking for in successful applicants. The health career path is a challenging one, and Earlham, through its counseling and supportive services, has a rich history of providing personal and professional advising to our pre-medical and pre-health students, leading them to successful and impactful careers.

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Health career pathways

Choose from among a variety of Earlham’s pre-health pathways to become a competitive applicant for graduate school and to prepare for the health career you envision.

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Graduate school partnerships

Through our professional partnerships, Earlham students can gain early or preferred acceptance into the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Fairbanks School of Public Health

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Resources for BIPOC students

Earlham is committed to preparing students who are Black, Indigenous and people of color for success in health careers. Today’s world needs diversity among health professionals to serve all communities. 

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Stories of Success

Earlham’s medical school acceptance rate is 86%, well above the national average, and our medical school placements include Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Chicago School of Medicine. Meet alumni who are succeeding in their fields and how you can follow in their footsteps.

Opportunities, resources and involvement

The CGH offers many opportunities for students to get real-world experience, become involved with research and grow their intercultural competencies.

Volunteering, job shadowing, and training as a health coach are all ways that pre-health students gain practical experience and integrate into the community.

Earlham offers you enriching funded opportunities in world-class research as an undergraduate. Students regularly collaborate with Earlham professors and take part in summer opportunities at major research institutions.

Through an immersive summer internship program, students gain a valuable intercultural perspective on world health issues. Partnerships with sites in Peru and Costa Rica make these experiences possible.

No matter what career path they choose, pre-health students will benefit from awareness of and experience with cultural differences in diverse patient populations. This program is a partnership between the CGH and Indiana’s only bilingual medical center.

The CGH supports Earlham’s chapters of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS) and sponsors the College’s Health Club.

CGH Staff and Faculty

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