Additional educational opportunities in Global Health and Social Medicine include research and postdoctoral opportunities. See the following links for further information:
For HMS students
Scholars in Medicine Office - All HMS students are expected to complete a scholarly project. Direction is available through the Scholars in Medicine Office. Many Global Health and Social Medicine faculty members offer mentored research opportunities through the Scholars in Medicine program. Students may also design their own projects and seek a mentor who is knowledgeable on the topic.
See examples of global health and social medicine projects on our Scholars in Medicine page. For more information about global health projects, please email Jennifer Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org . Dr. Kasper is chair of the Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine Faculty Advisory Committee on Global Health.
For medical and pre-med students and others
Volunteer and internship opportunities relevant to global health and social medicine are available at:
Partners In Health offers a summer internship program. Check their web site for information early in the calendar year.
The following postdoctoral training positions in global health and social medicine are organized outside of the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. See the links for background and application information:
- Residency in Global Health Equity (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
- Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship (Boston Children's Hospital) - designed for medical professionals who have either already completed their surgical residency or are taking a scheduled break to conduct research
For health care practitioners
Global Health Delivery blog - This link leads to a global health delivery blog as well as other resources to support practitioners dedicated to improving the delivery of value-based health care globally. Among its features, the site offers free access to global health case studies and to online communities.