Graduate Certificate in Global Pediatric Health
Office: School of Medicine Graduate Programs, 1128 Scott Hall
Certificate Directors: Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD & Ambika Mathur, PhD
The objectives of Graduate Certificate in Global Pediatric Health (GCGPH) are to:  increase clinicians awareness of the importance of international child health care,  encourage clinicians to explore a global child health career, and  have each clinician interact with faculty who are experienced in international pediatric health care in order to increase their clinical competence in and to jointly pursue scholarly activity in international pediatric health care. Enrollment in the GCGPH is limited to individuals with a professional medical (M.D., D.O.), dental (D.D.S.), pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or equivalent degree in human health care.
ADMISSION: Admission is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Admission in the GCGPH is limited to individuals with a professional medical (M.D., D.O.), dental (D.D.S.), pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or equivalent degree in human health care. An application must be filed, that is submitted online simultaneously to the GCGPH and the Graduate School at http://www.med.wayne.edu/gradprog/programs.htm, in which the applicant provides their information and a very brief statement of purpose for enrolling in the GCGPH curriculum. A very brief reference, which can be submitted through the online application system, is required from the prospective advisor of the applicant’s intended international field clinical and research experience or a Wayne State University School of Medicine Graduate Faculty member who participates in Global Certificate in Global Pediatric Health teaching, training or administrative functions. Admission requires a professional medical (M.D., D.O.), dental (D.D.S.) or equivalent professional school transcript with proof of degree awarded in human health care; land mail a copy to the GCGPH office, the Graduate School requires an official original. For international medical graduates a copy of a current valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate must be provided to the GCGPH.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: This Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Global Health requires 12 credits in required courses and requires international field placement in a clinical and research experience. The duration is designed for 12 months, and cannot extend beyond 24 months. All course work must be completed in compliance with Graduate School and School of Medicine graduate scholarship and certificate requirements, including a cumulative earned 3.0 GPA.
REQUIRED COURSES: The Gradute Certificate in Pediatric Global Health requires 12 credits in MDR 7420 (2 cr.) and MDR 7990 (4 cr.), as well as ANT 5400 (3 cr.), LEX 7410 (3 cr.).