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The Global Medicine Program is an ACGME-approved three-year multi-disciplinary residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a one-year clinical fellowship and faculty development program. The program develops future leaders in global health focused on health disparities, health systems strengthening and care for vulnerable populations.
The Global Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital is an innovative initiative of the Department of Medicine and Mass General Global Health that integrates the principles and practice of global health and care for vulnerable populations. The goals of the program are to:
To accomplish these goals, the Global Medicine Program invests in innovative curricula and mutually rewarding partnerships to create service, teaching, and research opportunities where leadership training occurs in concert with health systems strengthening and direct service to underserved populations. Residents and fellows develop clinical and analytical skills, a deep understanding of public health principles, a systems-based approach, and advocacy tools to advance health equity and improve the health of communities. The Global Medicine Program provides physicians with the expertise and flexibility to cultivate their individualized career path in global health.
The Global Medicine Fellowship builds on the residency program foundation to provide fellows with the mentorship, curriculum, protected time, and clinical experiences to move forward in a global health career. The key components of the one-year program are:
The Mass General Department of Medicine is committed to providing global health opportunities to all interested residents through the Global Medicine Program. Throughout their residency career, all residents of the Internal Medicine Residency Program will have an opportunity to strengthen their global health skill sets through the following experiences:
The Global Medicine Program has developed local and international partnerships and training sites to foster the development of future global health leaders. Opportunities emerging out of these collaborations include clinical, educational, evaluative and research activities geared toward developing our residents’ and fellows’ careers, and meeting the needs of our partners.
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