The Program in Global Medical Education and Social Change is linked to ongoing clinical, research, and advocacy efforts in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa and seeks to:

  • Generate evidence and scholarship to elucidate the factors contributing to and perpetuating the health care worker crisis in resource-poor settings and investigate strategies to mitigate them.
  • Identify and pursue policies that will help to retain trained health workers in areas of greatest need.
  • Leverage academic partnerships to develop programs in resource-poor settings that will increase the quality and breadth of both the pre-service and service-delivery phases of health professional training.
  • Develop a novel pedagogical framework that spans undergraduate, medical, nursing and postgraduate medical education to address both the global burden of disease and the complexity of its social determinants.