Over the last year we have developed dedicated sites that guarantee an optimal educational experience and supportive mentorship relationship for the resident and at the same time serve the local community.
Our main site is the Scottish Livingstone Hospital through the
BIDMC-Botswana Program. Two other site locations in
Gabon are evolving as BIDMC's Global Health Faculty continue to nurture partnerships abroad.
Projects outside of these established sites are possible if the resident has a particular interest in a specific location or project. Residents and faculty have been involved with several
other sites and collaborative programs in the past.
The field of global health has evolved to transcend the "international" and embrace the concepts of resource limitation, political marginalization and advocacy within the United States. Residents are encouraged to participate in rotations through the
Indian Health Service or serve in one of the many
community health centers that are affiliated with BIDMC and serve largely marginalized populations.