About this event

  • Date and time Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Global Health

Are you looking for a career in global health?

You may have a number of questions for us, such as:

  • What is global health?
  • What does a career in global health look like? 
  • Do I have to be a healthcare professional to work in global health? (Hint: you don’t!)

Join future global health leaders and advocates as they present you with career opportunities and academic insights in global health works. 

They'll inspire, engage and offer an opportunity to not only get involved in global health, pointing to a variety of educational and career paths. 

All medical students are welcome.

How will this event work?

On the 9th May 2018, the World Health Organisation announced a new outbreak of Ebola in the DRC. This event will be a simulation based on the current outbreak, and to start the day off -  there will have been a number of confirmed cases of Ebola and deaths. 

Over the course of the day, you will take the role of a stakeholder in the response to an emerging Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). You will be working to prevent the spread of the disease and to minimise deaths. 

We welcome secondary school students from all backgrounds, who are interested in learning more about global health work at home and abroad.


Hear perspectives from global health professionals working in four of the many practice areas during a rotation of workshops. Your discussions will be informal and personal, allowing you to spend time learning more about these young global health leaders’ experiences.

  1. Global health in higher education and careers

  2. An introduction of key themes in global health, such as the global burden of disease, equity, and determinants of health

  3. An overview of the diverse disciplines and fields falling under the global health umbrella

  4. Examples of innovative field work across global health disciplines and fields.


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom