Global and Community Health
The department is committed to improving women's health and working toward eliminating health care disparities worldwide. Department leaders have developed programs and raised funds for women health centers in a number of developing countries, and is committed to education of physicians and healthcare workers internationally. These programs represent our commitment to healthcare for all women and children in the world and are part of our mission. Funded through multiple sources, including the BIDMC OB/GYN Foundation, USAID, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and philanthropy, this work enhances our own ability to provide health care and to teach our residents and medical students the principles of culturally competent care. Residents are encouraged to participate in service-based learning research projects in the international arena during their second and third year elective time. In recent years, residents have traveled to Congo, India, Ethiopia, Mexico, China, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Vienna.