Global Health Scholars Program

Global Health - GHSP Application


The Global Health Scholars Program (GHSP) is a competitive application-based process open to first year medical students attending Penn State's College of Medicine. 


DUE DATE:  November 10th.

The GHSP Planning Team will select 5-7 highly-qualified medical student candidates to participate in the GHSP.  Students will be notified of their acceptance by December 31st.  Top candidates may be asked to provide 2-references.

Selection will take into consideration academic achievement (students must be in the top 2/3 of their class); a well-written, organized, original essays that convey enthusiasm; prior international work experience; prior domestic community service work; the importance of global health to career goals; Spanish language skills; and personal strengths, among others.

For more information contact: Ben Fredrick, M.D. at