The health of each individual is inextricably connected with the public health of the space and society in which that person lives. At Harvard Medical School (HMS), physicians, instructors, and students partner with public health experts, social activists, politicians, policy experts, and urban designers to shape individual health through a focus on the broader community. Through clinical, molecular, and technological research and problem solving, members of the HMS community seek to tackle many challenges in world health. Medical students have the opportunity to learn about broad social factors that contribute to health through workshops, clinical rotations, and experiential learning. The Medical School at Harvard includes a broad range of residency and fellowship programs as well as a Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.
The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University (GHD) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, dedicated to build a network of professionals to improve the delivery of value-based health care around the world. GHD offers an intensive non-degree summer session to train mid-career global health professionals in global health delivery concepts and skills.
The Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency Program in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine is offered through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE), in close collaboration with the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. The Residency Program combines rigorous training in internal medicine with the advanced study of public health to train physicians in medical and non-clinical skills to improve health in some of the poorest areas of the world.