Global Health Equity Residency Program Details

Objectives of the combined residency training program in global health equity and internal medicine include:

  • Provide clinical training in internal medicine that is culturally competent and promotes reduction of health disparities
  • Prepare physicians to address the impact of economic, societal, political, and adverse environmental factors on health status
  • Develop quantitative skills in public health, including clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, decision sciences, and health services research
  • Train future leaders in global/domestic health program administration and advocacy, effecting change in health/social policy, and coalition building/funding procurement
  • Provide mentorship to trainees seeking applied and/or research careers in addressing health disparities, beginning in the internship year

Resident Positions Offered

GHE positions will be offered each year to those completing their PGY1 in the BWH internal medicine residency.

Residency Program

Global Health Equity residents complete a total of 48 months of multi-disciplinary training. This expanded program fulfills the requirements for RRC-IM accreditation, as well as for an MPH. The curriculum includes training and education in global health equity, as well as the core competencies in internal medicine as defined by the ACGME.


The program of study and field training includes:

  • 33 months of clinical training in internal medicine, including ambulatory continuity clinic, that is culturally competent and promotes reduction of health disparities
  • 11 months of field work, research and coursework
  • Preparation in addressing the impact of economic, societal, political and adverse environmental factors on health status
  • Comprehensive mentorship in clinical medicine and health disparities service and research
  • Graduate coursework through the HSPH
  • Didactic seminars in global health equity
  • Longitudinal research in conjunction with Division of Global Health Equity faculty

Training Sites

Residents will have the option of working at various sites around the world. Field rotations are planned with international and domestic project sites sponsored by the DGHE and Partners In Health, including:

  • Zanmi La Santé: serving a population of 500,000 in rural Haiti
  • Socios En Salud: providing TB related and primary care services in Lima, Peru
  • Partners In Health Russia: providing TB-related services in Siberia, Russia
  • Equipo de Apoyo en Salud y Educación Comunitaria: providing outpatient care to indigenous people in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Inshuti Mu Buzima: providing HIV, TB and Malaria related services in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
  • Bo-Mphato Litsebeletsong tsa Bophelo: providing HIV, TB and women's health care at multiple locations in Lesotho
  • Indian Health Service: providing clinical services at sites in the Navajo Nation
  • Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo: Providing HIV, TB and other healthcare services at eleven healthcare centers in Neno and rural Malawi

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