Botswana Global Health Program


The Botswana Global Health Program offers exciting resident rotation and fellowship opportunities for those interested in a unique global health learning experience. The program was launched in 2011 in partnership with Scottish Livingstone Hospital (SLH), the Botswana Ministry of Health, and the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership. This interdisciplinary program is the primary global health training site for BIDMC. Several departments participate, sending trainees for rotations. The departments of Medicine, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics & Gynecology each have full-time faculty in Botswana. Oregon Health and Science University is also a valued partner in the program.

The Botswana Global Health Program is dedicated to building healthcare capacity in Botswana through clinical stewardship, medical education, and collaborative quality improvement. The program offers medical residents and fellows from BIDMC and other U.S. training programs the opportunity to contribute to these efforts by working in Botswana alongside local medical students, interns, medical officers, and nursing staff. Learn more about the Botswana Global Health Program as well as elective opportunities and the application process.  

Through our partnership in Botswana, we offer an international elective that provides participants an opportunity to gain unique clinical exposure while making a real contribution to building local health care capacity.”
Tomer Barak, MD, Msc