Global Health Academic Concentration

Who Should Apply to the GHAC Track?

  • Students with a passion for global healthcare delivery and/or GH research.

  • Students interested in pursuing an academic medical career in GH.

  • Students ready to commit to the curriculum and fulfill (or exceed) expectations. 

Applicants can have any type of medical career interests, and do not need to have prior international experience.

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GHAC Admissions Process

Applications to the GHAC Track will be available through the UCSD School of Medicine secondary application. Interested applicants will check a box in the secondary application to indicate their interest in the track and compose a one-page essay (detailed instructions will be provided on the secondary application). Selected applicants will be invited for interviews with GHAC Faculty via video chat starting in January, and admissions decisions will be completed by early March. Admission offers from the UCSD School of Medicine are made independently of the GHAC program.  A total of five students from the applicant pool will be selected for admission to the track each year.

There will be four events during interview season where applicants can meet current faculty and students.  Further information on these events will be provided to select applicants who are invited to interview with the medical school.  

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