Division of Global Health, Education & Training

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and its Division of Global Health is dedicated to providing MGHfC residents with outstanding training to improve the health of the underserved pediatric international community through medical education, clinical service and research.

Pediatric “Longitudinal Elective in Global Health” (LEiGH)

The Division has established a pediatric global health curriculum that uniquely offers interested residents an essential understanding of how to provide effective clinical care in resource-poor settings. Energetic faculty members collaborate to provide expert resident training in global health through a vibrant didactic course, after-hours enrichment events, and international experiences.

  • Global Health Day is a whirlwind one-day course designed to teach residents the essential medical knowledge and practical skills that you “must know before you go” on an international elective.  The course covers topics such as the global burden of disease, child nutrition, newborn and maternal-child health, and infectious diseases.
  • There are robust Enrichment Events that complement the curriculum of Global Health Day, and include in-depth coverage of specific diseases as well as cultural professionalism.  These informal gatherings with Division faculty foster both friendship and mentorship, and allow residents to renew and perpetuate their passion for global health throughout the academic year.
  • Residents have the opportunity to work overseas during International Rotations that are safe, mentored, and educational.  Our residents have most recently traveled to well-developed sites in Botswana, Liberia, Ecuador and Uganda.  Additionally, residents benefit from the expertise of a diverse faculty working in a multitude of international settings, and eager to serve as mentors to the next generation of leaders in pediatric global health.

“Clinical Topics in Global Health,” a Global Health and Tropical Medicine Course at Harvard Medical School

This global health course, co-directed by Brett Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H, and Patrick Lee, MD, DTM&H, is a novel clinical skills-based curriculum recently established among Harvard medical students and residents with the primary objective of providing them with the essential clinical knowledge and skills to work effectively in resource-limited settings. The course consists of 10 evening sessions taught by a multidisciplinary faculty and focusing on the practical management of the leading causes of the global burden of disease.

Education at MGHfC

As part of the largest teaching hospital in the Harvard Medical School system, MassGeneral Hospital for Children offers outstanding opportunities in medical education.