education programs and training
Pitt offers degree and fellowship programs for international scholars who wish to prepare for academic careers in global health or engage in professional development. Each program is coordinated by faculty and staff who are familiar with the unique needs of international scholars. In addition, Pitt’s Office of International Services provides a range of services to support international students prior to and during their enrollment.
Carl Malmberg Fellowship
The Carl Malmberg Fellowship program provides support for two terms of non-degree educational and professional experiences at the University of Pittsburgh for individuals from Lesotho who show potential as future leaders in education, public administration, social work, and public health.
The Heinz Fellowship is a non-degree program established in 1982 by an endowment from the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation. It is granted to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors. Fellows attend selected courses at the University of Pittsburgh and participate in practical professional activities while based in Pittsburgh for one year. The goal is to improve the Fellows' capacity to contribute to the development of their home countries in the areas of sustainable development, governance, public health, and/or conflict resolution and to enhance their understandings of the United States.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Funded by the U.S. State Department, this prestigious fellowship program targets experienced professionals from countries around the world to participate in a one-year professional enrichment program at host institutions in the United States. In February 2009, the Center for Global Health and Department of Health Policy and Management at the Graduate School of Public Health were designated as fully qualified to accept fellows in fall 2010 in the program areas of public health policy and management and HIV/AIDS. This collaborative program is designed to engage faculty and students from schools across the University as well as individuals from external organizations. During their year at Pitt, Humphrey Fellows will participate in:
- An individually-tailored professional development plan
- Local and national professional site affiliations
- A seminar series specifically designed for the fellows, and
- Social events to foster cross-cultural understanding and build relationships within the campus and regional community.
School of Medicine International Scholars Program
The International Scholars Program is a clinician investigator track within the internal medicine program that trains graduates from premier medical schools worldwide for academic careers in their home countries. This unique program offers not only academic opportunity for highly talented physicians early in their training, but it also adds diversity to the program at large. In addition to their clinical rotations for ABIM certification, residents of the program develop research skills and complete a required research project.