Students for Global Health is an organisation run by students for students. We have a vision of a fair and just world in which equity in health is a reality for all. We educate, advocate and act towards global health equity for students all across the United Kingdom, of all disciplines and backgrounds.

The Responsible Placements National Working Group’s goal is to support medical students in thinking how to improve international placements to become more beneficial for all involved. In one sentence, we want to make ethical electives mainstream!


This website has been created by the Responsible Placements National Working Group at Students for Global Health UK, under the leadership of the Global Health Education Director.

The majority of the content was created by previous members of the national working group and SfGH national committee on http://www.choosinganelective.org – we have updated some of the material and added new opportunities. We welcome all feedback so if you have thoughts or suggestions, please get in touch!


Global Health Education Director

Global Health Education is all about making sure our members get the information you need in the way you need it. Our aim to ensure that if you want to learn about Global Health, you know where to start.

Want a book recommendation? Get in touch! Want to put on a Short Course at your university? Check out the Hub, where all our educational resources live. Want to get involved in a new podcast for SfGH, run by its members? Drop us a line.

We want to ensure the network is run by you, and also gives back to its members. If you’re interested in learning more about the world around you, this is for you.

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Communications Director

Zofia is responsible for all of SfGH’s media platforms and content released – she keeps this website operational!

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Responsible Placements National Working Group chair 2018-20

The Responsible Placements (formerly Ethical Electives) National Working Group’s goal is to support Medsin members in thinking how to improve international placements to become more beneficial for all involved. The group’s current main task is to pull together resources to develop a toolkit for individuals and branches to use when planning placements. The Responsible Placement NWG has recently gained more autonomy, and reports to the Global Health Education Director.

The Responsible Placement Working Group is currently looking for a new lead, and it could be you! The lead would help to coordinate the development of the toolkit, represent the group at national conferences and relevant events and advocate for the importance of responsible placements. Experience in Students for Global Health is not required but a passion for the topic and the ability to work in a team is essential. The new lead would also receive support from the Global Health Education Director, the Policy and Advocacy Director and the other members of the group if needed.

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Former project manager

Natasha led this project from its inception as a fourth year medical student from the Hull York Medical School. She also holds a BSc in Global Health from Imperial College London. She served on the Medsin (Students for Global Health’s previous organisation name) National Committee as National Exchange Officer, facilitating bilateral clinical exchanges, Global Health Education Director and Director of International Affairs. She also ran several workshops on Ethical Electives at both Medsin and IFMSA events. She attended the annual MSC Medical Electives Conference in 2014 and 2015, where she ran the student led workshop on Cultural Awareness.

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The content produced at the inception of this project was kindly peer reviewed by the following professionals:

Eric Hartman, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
Editor & Co-Founder, globalsl.org. Global Steering Group Member, Better Volunteering, Better Care Initiative

Jessica Evert MD

Executive Director, Child Family Health International

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine

Katy Daniels, MBChB
Clinical Teacher and Electives Lead, University of Dundee

Matthew DeCamp, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins Division of General Internal Medicine

Judith Lasker, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University

Tricia Todd. MPH.
Assistant Director, Health Careers Center
Instructor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Ranit Mishori MD, MHS, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine
Director, CAPRICORN – Georgetown’s PBRN (Practice-Based Research Network)
Director, Global Health Initiatives, Department of Family Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
MedStar Health – Family Medicine at Spring Valley

William Cherniak, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Consultant, Leidos
Consultant, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
CoFounder and Executive Director, Bridge to Health Medical and Dental

Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Director, North Memorial Family Medicine Residency
Director, Global Family Medicine Pathway

Stasha O’Callaghan, BS
Medical Student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Henry Lin, MD
Executive Director 53rdweek

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