GHLT: Applying to the Program


The GHLT is open to all interested Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Radiology residents. We welcome residents with a wide range of interests.
  • Family Medicine accepts up to 3 residents per year.
  • Internal Medicine accepts 2-3 residents per year.
  • Pediatrics accepts up to 2 residents per year.
  • Application is available online on December 1 and is due February 1 of intern year.


  1. Complete the GHLT application
  2. Direct faculty members to submit the two required letters of reference at this link.
  3. Your residency program director will need to contact GHLT Program Director, Dr. Julia den Hartog to confirm support for each resident's application. Program directors and the names of the GHLT directors are listed below:
Residency Program Directors:
Anesthesia:  Julie Huffmyer
Emergency Medicine:   William Woods
Family Medicine:  John Gazewood
General Surgery:  Bruce Shirmer
Internal Medicine:  Brian Uthlaut
Pathology: Kristin Atkins
Pediatrics:  Barrett Barnes
Plastic Surgery: Thomas Gampper
Psychiatry: Zachariah Dameron
Radiology: Michael Hanley
Global Health Leadership Directors:
Anesthesia:  Marcel Durieux and George Politis
Emergency Medicine:   Nathan Charlton
Family Medicine:  Fern Hauck
General Surgery:  Rudolph Rustin
Internal Medicine:  Julia den Hartog
Pathology: Henry Frierson, Jr.
Pediatrics:  Amy Brown
Plastic Surgery: Thomas Gampper
Psychiatry: R. Larry Merkel
Radiology: Jennifer Pierce


GHLT application components:
  • Full Name
  • Email
  • Cell phone number
  • UVa Department and PO Box
  • Name and department of UVa Faculty member providing reference letter 1
  • Name and department of UVa Faculty member providing reference letter 2
    Letters of reference can be uploaded by faculty members directly at:   
    Please email this link to faculty members submitting letters. If they prefer, they can instead email letters of reference directly to  GHLT Director, Julia den Hartog, MD at
  • Languages spoken and level of fluency (Please note that foreign language fluency is not a pre-requisite for admission to this track)
  • Describe prior travel outside of the United States in list form. Include dates and purpose. (Please note that prior travel outside of the United States is not a pre-requisite for admission to this track.)
  • Describe your interest in the GHLT and how you plan to incorporate it into your future professional career (500 words)
  • What international site interests you and why?
  • Do you have a particular research interest?
  • Describe any other factors that you feel are relevant to your application to the GHLT. 
  • Please upload your required CV in support of your application.