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 rigorous pediatric global health curriculum that provides residents an essential understanding of how to deliver effective clinical care in resource-poor settings. Energetic faculty members collaborate to provide expert resident training in global health through engaging presentations interspersed in the resident longitudinal curriculum and mentoring residents in overseas clinical experiences. Topics include global burden of disease, child nutrition, newborn and maternal-child health, and infectious diseases, global health professionalism, and practical skills that you “must know before you go” on an international elective.

Residents have the opportunity to work overseas during Global Health Clinical Electives that are safe, mentored, and educational.  Our residents have worked at well-developed sites in Botswana, Liberia, Ecuador, Uganda and Mexico.  Additionally, residents benefit from the expertise of a diverse faculty working in a multitude of international settings who are 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 D. Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H, and Ranu Dhillon, MD, is a novel clinical skills-based curriculum 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.