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GHLO is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Contact GHLO® Headquarters

Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U.S ET
Telephone: 202-683-4678

Have questions related to GHLO? Please read Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have further questions or comments, please email

Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO®)

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The GHLO® Collaborative facilitates global mobility for final year students pursuing clinical, research, or public health electives outside their home country.

The GHLO application service utilizes a Web-based platform that streamlines the application process for students, enables home schools to endorse student applications and track progress, and host institutions to publish and manage elective offerings, student selection and evaluation. For institutions, The GHLO Collaborative enhances dialogue, exchanges ideas and best practices, and conducts joint research towards innovation and building global understanding.

View a list of participating institutions

GHLObinar: Information Session for Prospective Institutions

The GHLO Team is conducting worldwide GHLObinars, an online informational session introducing the innovative global network of leading-caliber institutions that acknowledge the value of cultural contexts in medical education—the GHLO Collaborative.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10 a.m. Eastern European Time (Turkey)

GHLObinars are intended for institutional employees including Deans, faculty members, administrators, and other individuals who collaborate in the sphere of global health education.

If you are faculty, staff, or an institutional administrator who would like to attend an upcoming GHLObinar, please email to receive an invitation and connection instructions.

Student GHLObinars are often held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information about the Student GHLObinar, please sign in and visit our GHLO Student page.

Now Accepting Institutional Applications to the GHLO Collaborative

For Medical Institutions—If you are a medical institution and are ready to apply to the GHLO Collaborative, please email to request an application. Applications are reviewed on a continual rolling basis.

Shaping Global Perspectives

The AAMC recognizes that with ever-increasing globalization in medicine there is growing interest on the part of medical students and medical schools to incorporate international electives their medical education. 

Cross-border medical exchanges enable students to work with different patient populations, develop cross-cultural understanding, and learn about health systems and approaches to medical care in other nations.

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Resources for Participants

To access these resources, please sign in using your AAMC Account.

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GHLOscope is an electronic newsletter that provides information to the global health education community.

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GHLO Student Tutorial

Need help on how to apply for electives in the GHLO application service? Please sign in to the Learning Portal for assistance.