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Center for Global Health

About the Center

Students who engage with the Center for Global Health will be challenged to explore 21st century global health issues using interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge and perspectives. This will be facilitated through active participation in health focused Integrated Pathways (IP), regional and national externships/internships, laboratory research experiences, volunteering, and leadership opportunities in our student Health Club. Current examples include an IP in medical humanities, internships in regional hospitals, an international malaria research experience in Thailand, and an immersive medical/public health and service-based May Term in Peru.

Get Advice

Earlham graduates have a 90 percent acceptance rate to medical school and other health-related graduate programs. Here, you will receive expert advising to help prepare for a career in any of the health professions, and you will create an e-portfolio that will track your progress even after graduation. In recent years, our pre-health advising program has helped graduates gain admission to such top schools as the University of Chicago, Dartmouth and Harvard.

Gain Experience

Immerse yourself in health-focused internships and research experiences. Earlham offers you incredible opportunities to participate in high-level research as part of the undergraduate experience. Students regularly collaborate with Earlham professors and take part summer opportunities major research institutions.

Think Globally
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At Earlham, you will have opportunities to explore important health issues from multiple perspectives and through the lenses of various disciplines. You will also have the chance to learn about these issues first hand during one of our off-campus programs and to engage in research and advocacy related to key challenges that are facing the world. Each year, the Center sponsors an International EPIC Term engaging students in medical exposure and public health service. These immersive and culturally enriching experiences have been based in Peru (2017) and Costa Rica (2018).

Prepare for Your Future

At Earlham, you will go beyond a traditional major by creating a career-focused Integrated Pathway and perhaps choosing a minor in a health field. The practical experience that students gain at Earlham has helped recent graduates find work in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health and the Schepens Eye Institute (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School). Others have gone directly to top graduate programs, with several earning Pre-Doctoral Fellowships from National Science Foundation.

Ready to Lead

At Earlham, you will have many opportunities to lead — by serving as a peer mentor, collaborating with a professor on research, engaging as an intern or extern or joining the student Health Club and chapters of AMSA and HOSA.

Abhay Chaudhary ’20 (right) earned the first-place prize for his mastery of medical terminology during an international conference for aspiring medical professionals. His top score came during the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) international conference in Dallas, Texas. Last spring, Chaudhary also swept three competitions during HOSA’s Indiana conference.

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