A Competitive Program for Talented Students
"PHRII works to provide inexpensive and quality reproductive health services for low-income women in the underserved city of Mysore and its surrounding villages. Having the opportunity to work with these underserved communities shaped my motivation to become a Physician Assistant; one that provides quality care regardless of the nature of the population, the setting or culture."
~ Rosalie Garcia, 2017 GHSA Cohort & Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School's Physician Assistant Program Graduate
Each year we recieve more applications to the program than there are spaces. This is because we spent a great deal of time carefully selecting applicants and preparing them for our comprehensive program.
Applicants to the FIU GHSA Program will be selected on a rolling basis; this means that each application will be reviewed upon receipt and a decision will be made within two weeks of that time. This is to ensure that Dr. Stephens has time to get to know the students and assist them with applying for scholarships, research awards, and other opportunities that require early submissions. For these reasons, it is better to apply early rather than waiting for the November 1st deadline. Once eightstudents have been selected by this date, all other applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Students can start applying for this program August 1st the year prior to departure. At the time of application, all study abroad applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above (minimum to be considered for a quality graduate or medical school); students with lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Submit Department of Psychology Global Health Program Application (see below); incomplete applications will not be considered
- Commit to completing all program academic, administrative, medical, and financial requirements.
Applicants attending other Institutions
Students who do not attend FIU are welcome to participate in the program. In fact, students often find it is less expensive due to FIU's low tuition. In addition to completing both applications by the deadline, external applications should contact the FIU Education Abroad Office directly to find out what steps must be taken to apply to the GHSA program.If you have any other questions during the application process, visit the FAQs page on this website.
Applying to the GHSA Program