Explore the Global Medicine Concentration


The Massachusetts General Hospital Global Medicine Concentration is a joint initiative of the Department of Medicine and the Center for Global Health. Embedded within the Categorical Training Program, the Global Medicine Concentration seeks to train global health leaders who across resource settings are outstanding internal medicine clinicians committed to health equity with the ability to creatively engage the health of patients and communities with an understanding of social and historical context, establish and sustain global health partnerships, and lead systems change.


The Global Medicine Concentration provides residents with the expertise and flexibility to cultivate their individualized career paths in global health. Global Medicine trainees have the opportunity to develop their global health careers through:

  • Clinical training in internal medicine focused on health care delivery, policy, implementation and evaluation for underserved populations in Boston and around the globe
  • Structured, intentional mentorship and support from a global health community across Mass General, Harvard Medical School, Boston and beyond
  • Opportunities to build skills in research, public health, medical education, and clinical innovation
  • Engagement with the global medicine curriculum across residency with cohort rotations among all GM residents
  • Opportunities for funded global or US away rotations during each year of residency
  • Existing partnerships in Rosebud, South Dakota (IHS), Mbarara, Uganda, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and Butaro, Rwanda
  • Global health leadership training
  • Elective rotation in Boston focused on skills in the care of refugees and immigrants

Trainee Spotlight

Associate Program Director for Global Medicine

Spotlight: Matthew Gartland, MD
Matthew Gartland, MD

Matthew Gartland, MD

Matthew Gartland, is the Associate Program Director for Global Medicine in the MGH Internal Medicine Residency program and an Inpatient Core Educator Faculty. He is the Director of the MGH Asylum Clinic, a volunteer organization whose mission is to perform forensic medical and psychological evaluations for survivors of persecution and torture seeking asylum in the United States.

Application Process

The Global Medicine Concentration is committed to recruiting and developing a diverse group of outstanding trainees with a unified commitment and dedication to global health equity.

All interested applicants should apply to the MGH Categorical Medicine Program (NRMP #1261140C0) on their ERAS application. Full application details can be found here. Applicants should share their goals and experience in Global Medicine in their application. Rising interns will have the opportunity to express interest in joining the Global Medicine Concentration following match and will participate in the GM concentration starting in the PGY-1 year.

Mentorship & Research

Throughout their time in the program, Global Medicine trainees are provided with intentional, multi-tiered mentorship tailored to their individualized global health career interests. The program assists each resident in identifying scholarly and research opportunities that best suit their academic interests and career aspirations within global health.

Partnerships & Training Sites

The Global Medicine Concentration 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 trainees’ careers and meeting our partners’ needs.