Fostering Diversity in HIV Research

The Fostering Diversity in HIV Research Program is supported by the National Institutes of Health (R25MH119857) and designed to help overcome some of the barriers underrepresented in medicine/public health (URM) trainees face, thus advancing their careers and enriching scientific discovery. The program provides structured mentoring from faculty at Mass General Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to create an environment welcoming for URM trainees and supportive of rigorous research.

Program in Clinical Effectiveness

A joint program of Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, the Program in Clinical Effectiveness is designed for the clinician seeking the quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research or interested in health care administration.

Emergency Department: Division of Global Health and Human Rights – Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellowship

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR), housed within the Department of Emergency Medicine, is accepting applications for the Global Health Innovations and Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship is focused on developing high impact, sustainable solutions to address some of the most intractable challenges confronting the poor.

International Trauma and Disaster Institute

Directed by Susan M. Briggs, MD, MPH, FACS, The International Trauma and Disaster Institute (ITDI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is an academic center of excellence for trauma and disaster education, preparedness and response.

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine – Global Health Program

Our Mission is to transfer excellence in clinical care, teaching and innovation from within the walls of the Massachusetts General Hospital into the community, both locally and internationally. We provide disaster relief and emergency humanitarian help. Our staff delivers care and clinical education in countries including Uganda, the Philippines, the Ukraine, Vietnam, India and South Africa. Our residents have travelled to work and teach in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, India and South Africa.

Department of Radiology  –  Mass General Imaging Global Health Program

Mass General Imaging Global Health Program is dedicated to addressing unmet medical imaging needs and healthcare disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations. The Center supports training programs in radiation safety, quality imaging management, medical imaging utilization, and essential diagnostic radiology and interventional skills. In addition, we are also establishing clinical-exchange programs with a multitude of sites around the globe.

Mass General Hospital for Children – Global Health Program

All pediatric and medicine-pediatrics residents are invited to participate in the longitudinal residency program of Global Health Education which includes a series of lectures and international experiences. The program aims to educate on diagnosis and management of diseases unique to the developing world and to provide culturally sensitive, collaborative, and community-participatory sustainable service to underserved groups in resource-poor settings. In addition to this in-depth experience, the residency offers short courses and clinical rotations overseas.

Department of Psychiatry – Chester M. Pierce, MD, Division of Global Psychiatry

The Division of Global Psychiatry leverages the expertise of its Department’s faculty and the knowledge of its in-country partners to advance psychiatric care for global communities. We implement innovative training programs, conduct cutting-edge research and respond to the policy needs of decision makers. Our mission is the delivery of quality, psychiatric care to global populations.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Mass General Global OB/GYN

The Department offers elective time during which residents may travel overseas and participate in delivery of obstetric and gynecologic care. Additionally, the residents have opportunities to become involved in research projects and individualized mentorship is available.

Department of Surgery – Global Surgery Initiative

The MGH Center for Global Health is dedicated to helping build surgical education and capacity building programs in resource-poor settings. Incorporating global health education into surgical training curricula is traditionally challenging, but one that we are working to solve. MGH surgeons have been involved in a number of projects including efforts in Haiti, surgical care in Kenya, neurosurgical trauma management and capacity-building in Uganda, and studying the efficacy of pre-operative checklists in resource-poor settings. We are dedicated to utilizing these experiences to inform the global health component of our curricula.

Department of Pathology – Pathology Global Health Program

The Department of Pathology at MGH has recognized the deep need for an increased capacity to make tissue and fluid-based laboratory diagnoses in resource-poor settings.  MGH Pathology has a wide range of ongoing educational activities, including a pathology course in Ethiopia focused on teaching pathologic diagnosis relating to maternal health, and efforts to provide applicable laboratory technology in resource–poor settings. Department faculty have partnerships with Aga Khan University in Eastern Africa and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where they are active in teaching, laboratory support, and research. They are also developing telepathology opportunities to provide teaching and support between sites.