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Curriculum Opportunities

Harvard Global Health Academic Courses

The Harvard Global Health Academic Courses are also open to all residents, but they require an application and adequate preparation.

Global Health Course

  • Three-week course in the summer at Harvard School of Public Health held by experts in the field (co-directed by Parl Farmer, MD, PhD, and Joseph J. Ratigan, Jr., MD)
  • Focus on epidemiology, health systems, global health delivery
  • Learn more 

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Course

  • One-week course held by experts in the field
  • Intended to prepare physicians in humanitarian relief operations and international medicine
  • Learn more 

Global Health Curriculum Sessions

Global Health Curriculum Sessions are open to all residents, medical students and other members of the Boston medical/public health community. Sessions are held throughout the year and include skill-based sessions, case discussions, journal clubs and lectures by experts from Harvard and other national and international institutions on topics relating to tropical medicine, global health and social medicine. These sessions are intended to provide residents with a broad knowledge base in global health and social medicine, prepare residents for their time abroad and train them to be effective clinicians in resource poor settings. View schedule.

Contact Information

Global Health Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
303 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-0902
E-mail: gstrewle@bidmc.harvard.edu