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Community & Global Health - Program Requirements

Effective July 1, 2019, Kaiser Permanente Northern California residents and fellows are eligible to participate in one global health rotation during their residency or fellowship training.  Residents and fellows who have completed a global health rotation prior to July 1, 2019 are eligible to complete one additional rotation before June 1 of their graduating year.

Residents and fellows interested in a global health rotation must apply through the KP-GHP. The application process is designed to review educational objectives and site approval.  Site approval is not necessary for our affiliated sites (see highlighted section to the right).  Financial support is available to residents approved to participate in the KP-GHP.

Applicant Criteria

Residents/Fellows applying for a KP-GHP clinical elective must:

  • Be a resident in good standing
  • Be a PGY-2 or above
  • Obtain written approval from their Residency Program Director
  • Complete and submit an online application
  • Have a valid California Medical License or have submitted your application to the California Medical Board

Application Procedure

Instructions for completing and submitting the KP-GHP application:

  • Attach letter of approval from Program Director
  • Provide available dates to participate in KP-GHP (at the minimum 90 days in advance)
  • Contact information on global health site (if a non-affiliated site)

Application Review Process:

  • Applications will be formally reviewed by the KP-GHP Director and staff
  • Applicants will be contacted within 21 days for additional information and possible interviews
  • Applications for clinical programs outside the established affiliated KP-GHP site (non-affiliated) may take additional time for the KP-GHP to review

Participant Expectations

Residents/Fellows who participate in KP-GHP clinical rotations are expected to:

  • Provide written goals and objectives of elective
  • Submit a brief report about your experience (for the GHP blog if permission is granted to post it publicly)
  • Complete an evaluation of clinical rotation
  • Email a completed expense report for reimbursement to Donna Allen within 14 days of your return.  Expense reports must include a list detailing each expense with the following information:
    • date
    • vendor name
    • item/description
    • dollar amount
    • total expense amount
    • scanned copies of receipts (failure to provide receipts may result in a partial or non-reimbursement)
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