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Preparing GH Students for the REAL Real World

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Preparing GH Students for the
REAL
Real World

design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
What is needed for the next ten years?
This Session
- Why & How
Trending Future Needs
Director, Global Health Fellows Program II
Public Health Institute
Sharon Rudy, PhD, BCC
Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM
Ellen Eiseman, MSOD, MPH
Naya Eliza Villarreal, MPH
Ana Ayala, JD, LLM
Program Coordinator, Gillings Global Gateway
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director, Global Health Law LLM
Georgetown Law, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Director, Global Health Division
Chemonics International
University of Maryland Carey School of Law
University of Maryland Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives
Knowledge
Attitudes
Behaviors
employers value now,
predicted for the future
Introduction
WHAT IS GLOBAL HEALTH?
"A field of study, research, and practice that places a priority on achieving equity in health for all people. Global health involves multiple disciplines within and beyond the health sciences, is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual level clinical care, promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, and emphasizes transnational health issues and determinants."
-Koplan et al. Consortium of Universities for Global Health Executive Board: Towards a common definition of global health.
Lancet
. 2009: 1993-1995.
OR...
"A concept fabricated by developed countries to explain what is regular practice in developing nations"
-CUGH, 2008 Annual Report
OR...
"A business model in which foreigners contribute resources to health-related activities in lower and middle-income countries for altruistic reasons and/or self-interest."
Current Employment Situation
"If you have come here to help me, you are
wasting your time
."
"But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
-Lilla Watson, Australian artist and human rights activist
What are the obstacles to creating and implementing a curricula you know would work now and in the future?
And now the panel for a deeper dive
Sharon Rudy,
PhD, BCC
@sharon_rudy
@GHFPII
Virginia Rowthorn,
JD, LLM
@vrowthorn
@UMDLaw
Ellen Eiseman,
MSOD, MPH
@Chemonics
@EllenEiseman
EDUCATIONAL SHORTFALLS - AND FIXES
Explore innovative ways GH programs are creating curricula to make students "work ready"
INNOVATION!
At least one new idea about
PROCESS OF SESSION
GLOBAL HEALTH INDUSTRY BIG PICTURE
Comprehensive, North American university-based global health education programs grew from
in 2001
6
250
in 2016
CUGH, 2015
The Global-Local Conversation
Increase in US-based practice sites
-Low resource, urban and rural areas
-Immigrant communities
Decrease in overseas positions for Americans
Deficits requiring in-service training
Project design
Management
Monitoring and evaluation
Importance of overseas practical experience and knowledge of the
business
of global health
Top 5 "Soft Skills"
1. Flexibility
2. Proficiency in implementation and execution
3. Ability to work in teams
4. Resourcefulness
5. Empathy

Top 3 sectors (of 24 predicted):
Agriculture & Food Security
Conflict, Peace & Security
Climate Change
US Global Development Lab/USAID research, 2015
What will the next generation of development professionals look like?
Predicted Skills Needed in Future
Business skills: Proposal development, funding
78% of respondents felt that international development professionals will need to have equal or greater balance of people versus technical skills to be successful in the future.
Keeping the Training Current
Data-driven and evidence-based programming
Multi-disciplinary approaches
Impact evaluation
New methods of development financing
Innovation
appreciative inquiry
asset-based approach
global citizen lens
DONOR power to set the agenda
is not going to go away...
BUT
the “expert-fixer” role of developed country professional (or developing country professional as stand in) will evolve.
This will require
-the perfect storm
Naya Villarreal,
MPH
US Global Development Lab/USAID research, 2015
@OIA_UMD
Employer Perspectives & Curricula Challenges
Ana Ayala,
JD, LLM
@oneillinstitute
@GeorgetownLaw
@GillingsGateway
@UNCpublichealth
--> Sharon
--> GH Employers and Innovative Academic Models
--> Everyone, facilitated by Sharon
--> Sharon
Arhghghghg
-S. Rudy, 2016
to
to
78
in 2011
Global health employer study
GHFP-II, 2015
From USAID Global Development Lab 2015 Survey
44%
12%
21%
Africa
Asia
They will work in:
Middle East
What will the next generation of development professionals look like?
Most will work from home with short-term experience in the field, while long-term positions will be filled by nationals
Depth in specific health areas including chronic disease, pandemics, and key populations
Monitoring and evaluation (turbo-charged)
Capacity building, scaling-up, and sustainability
Ability to foster collaboration among sectors who don't usually work together
Understanding of multiple specialties and how they impact each other
Your Turn
How do you think CUGH members are doing when it comes to preparing students for Global Health professional life?
How are you/your program making a difference?
And how can they maintain a good/positive attitude and not get inflated egos?
How can these students be that unicorn we are all looking for?
How are we going to prepare these young folks when organizations want it all, and the competition is getting tougher and tougher?
Examples:
MPH/MBA
JD/MPH
Bilingual
After English, Arabic most predicted language needed
Will have graduate degree
Reception!
Practical next steps
Plenary discussion
Panel conversation
Many joint degree programs have become more popular over the years
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