Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP, formerly IHOP)

Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP) is an educational program and cultural immersion opportunity developed by the Global Health Resource Center and the UW Global Health Group, formerly the International Health Group (IHG) at the UWSOM. GHIP students spend 10 weeks living and working in a developing country in order to gain first-hand insight into the challenges of global health.

GHIP students witness the practice of medicine in a resource-limited setting, assess the health needs of the local community, and develop a health-promotion project within their host community. They also complete an on-line curriculum, which includes reading and responding to journal articles, submitting reflective journal entries, and creating an abstract and poster explaining their community project.

Successful completion of GHIP allows students to meet the III-3 selective requirement and earn 8 units of academic credit. (Students who have a III waiver have the same requirements and expectations as those who do not. It is not possible to complete a III-1 or III-2 through GHIP).

Funding is provided through the Department of Global Health and Washington Global Health Alliance Education, Training and Mentoring Program.

GHIP sends students to:
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Peru
  • Uganda
Read more about GHIP at the Department of Global Health website >