BIDMC funds four to six residents per year (from any of BIDMC’s residency
programs) to attend one of two Harvard Global Health Academic Courses
(below). Residents must apply, and are selected after a multi-specialty
committee review. Space is limited due to funding and competitive nature
for these positions. Applications are due annually in early winter. For
more information, contact Ruth Colman at email@example.com.
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 Delivery (Summer) Intensive
Three-week course each July at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
held by experts in the field (co-directed by Joseph J. Ratigan, Jr., MD
and Rebecca Weintraub MD).
Focus on global health epidemiology, care delivery and management
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Humanitarian Response Intensive Course
Two-week course each April through the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard
by experts in the field (co-directed by Michael Van Rooyen, MD, MPH and
Stephanie Kayden, MD, MPH).
Focus on primary frameworks in the humanitarian field and practical
issues that arise in the field, such as personal and team security,
rapid assessments, application of minimum standards for food security,
shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene) as well as operational
approaches to relations with the military in humanitarian settings.
Culminates in a 3-day, 2-night simulation of a complicated disaster and
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Global Health Curriculum Sessions
Global Health Curriculum Sessions (through the Internal Medicine residency
program) are held throughout the year and are intended to provide a
framework for addressing global health disparities (domestic and
international), prepare residents for their time abroad and train them to
be effective clinicians in system- and resource-challenged settings.
Sessions are open to all residents, medical students and other members of
the Boston medical/public health community. These include skill-based
sessions, case discussions, journal clubs and lectures by experts from
Harvard and other national and international institutions. Topics relate to
global health delivery, ethics and social medicine. Other BIDMC residency
training programs (beyond Internal Medicine) may hold their own global
health didactic sessions.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
303 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215