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The Massachusetts General Hospital Global Medicine 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 committed to providing all residents with the opportunity to receive training in the field of Global Health. Residents take part in impactful experiences designed to integrate the principle and practice of global health into their career path.
Available to all interested interns, the Global Medicine curriculum explores how the goal of health for all may be achieved for communities around the world. This four-week immersive experience highlights:
Teaching methods include case studies, lectures, critical reading of literature, faculty panels, interactive team-based problem-solving and integrated community-based experiences.
Junior and senior residents are eligible to apply for an away elective. Away Electives provide residents the opportunity to participate in a clinical or research experience while assisting with capacity building and training for our international and domestic partners. Residents are encouraged to travel to one of our established partner sites, however additional locations of interest will be considered.
Current partner sites include:
The two-week Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health ASE prepares residents for clinical experiences abroad and for working with refugees and immigrants in a domestic setting by incorporating global skills and education into the annual residency curriculum. Residents are introduced to a wide variety of disease and health issues by leaders in the field, and receive training to serve underserved and vulnerable populations in resource-poor settings as well in Boston.
Global Health Didactic Opportunities include:
Mass General is home to a wealth of international research and education activities. Residents with an interest in global health are offered mentorship and advice throughout their residency career. The Global Medicine Program assists residents in identifying scholarly and research opportunities that best suit their academic interests and career aspirations.
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