Global Health

Our graduates work around the world, and our residents rotate to many locations for educational experiences.

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International Sites

Botswana

Work with Kate Powis, Class of 2007, and currently faculty at MGH. Kate studies maternal/infant HIV and staffs an inpatient unit while she is in Botswana, where she spends a large part of the year. When she is in Boston, she attends on the Bigelow, serves as a pediatric teaching attending, and works in the MGH Chelsea Urgent Care clinic. 


Chiapas, Mexico

Katherine Schiavoni (Class of 2019), Madeleine Matthiesen (Class of 2018), Matthew Gartland (Class of 2017), and Jack Rowe (Class of 2016) have gone to Chiapas, Mexico to work with Compañeros en Salud (Partners in Health). The rotation focuses on providing support to young Mexican physicians practicing primary care in rural villages, in the mountains of Southern Mexico.


Guatemala

Sarah Messmer (Class of 2018) has worked for years with Wuqu’ Kawoq – Maya Health Alliance, an NGO that provides health care in Mayan villages, in the Mayan language.


India

Jonathan Reisman (Class of 2014) traveled to India to work on the Better Birth project, with Jonathan Spector and Atul Guwande.


Liberia

Rebecca Cook (Class of 2015) is the Director of Medical Education and Child Health at the Partners in Health site in Liberia.


Tanzania

Visit Rob Peck (Class of 2007) current faculty member for Weill Cornell. Rob lives in Mwanza, Tanzania full time with his family and teaches medical students and residents at Bugando Medical Center.


Uganda

Multiple residents have visited Uganda for rotations in the last couple of years, including Jing Ren (Class of 2019) and Akash Gupta (Class of 2019), Scott Nabity (Class of 2017), Rebecca Cook (Class of 2015), Meredith Eicken (Class of 2015), Aura Obando (Class of 2014),  and David Lyczkowski (Class of 2013.) In addition, Paul Krezanoski (Class of 2014)  is conducting a study of his insecticide-treated bednets there.


US Away Rotation Sites

While not international, these rotations offer unique medical training and cross-cultural experiences.

Alaska

Harmony Caton (Class of 2014): “During my trip to Dillingham, Alaska I was able to work in an outpatient walk-in clinic, assist in the emergency department, cover patients admitted to the small inpatient service and travel to a village clinic.  In the outpatient clinic in addition to routine primary care, I was able to assist in chronic wound care, place pessaries, and provide contraceptive counseling.  I was also able to hone my urgent care skills including I&Ds, suturing, and basic casting skills.  In the emergency room I got experience stabilizing a trauma patient for transport (including assisting in intubation and bilateral chest tube placement), more suturing experience, and quite a great deal of triage skills.”


Indian Health Services

Several Med-Peds graduates work at Indian Health Services (IHS) sites and many others rotated through a variety of sites during Residency.

  • Eric Ritchie and Nina Mayer-Ritchie (both Class of 2012) currently work in Chinle, New Mexico; Diana Lemly (Class of 2012) also rotated there.
  • Jing Ren (Class of 2019) currently works part-time in Shiprock, New Mexico
  • Vimal Jhaveri(Class of 2018) rotated through Zuni, New Mexico
  • Several Residents in the Department of Medicine have rotated through an addtional site in Rosebud, South Dakota.