Mass General Opportunities

Education & Training at Mass General

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 Grand Rounds

Each year, the Division of Health and Human rights brings in experts in global health to provide grand rounds. These grand rounds emphasize the priorities and challenges associated with making positive change in population health.

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 in its 10th year and is focused on developing high impact, sustainable solutions to address some of the most intractable challenges confronting the poor. Applications due: October 31, 2016

Global Health Leadership Fellowship

As part of its education and training function, the Division of Health and Human Rights welcomes Global Health Leadership Fellows who will work for two years on projects that advance the Division's mission. This fellowship provides an opportunity for physicians interested in global health to gain advanced training and experience in this field.

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

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 Medicine - Internal Medicine Residency Global Health Program

The Mass General Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Global Health Program is a multi-faceted curriculum that incorporates didactics, mentorship, and clinical experience. Approximately 25 MGH Internal Medicine residents participate in health electives every year with funding and mentorship from the Department of Medicine.

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.

Learn more about the Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program at the Mass General Division of Global Psychiatry.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

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

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.