Unique opportunities


Health Policy

Our residents also have access to many opportunities available in the broader Harvard and MIT communities. Residents have participated in activities at the Harvard Medical School, Business School, School of Public Health, and Kennedy School of Government, among others. Through Harvard Business School, residents have the opportunity to work closely with leading healthcare economists and strategists, take seminars on management and entrepeneurship at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and participate in programs such as the annual housestaff-only Value-Based Healthcare Delivery course, which is lead by HBS and Partners Healthcare leadership. The close connection between Harvard and MIT allows residents to collaborate with MIT faculty and students through events such as “Hacking Global Health,” where programers and health professionals came together for a weekend focused on developing IT based solutions to looming global health issues.


Humanitarian Response Intensive Course 

A two week course run by the Harvard Humanitarian Academy, designed for interdisciplinary professionals in careers focused on humanitarian response in environmental or political crisis areas. Topics covered include organizing shelter, food, and sanitation for refugees, learning human rights law, mass casualty training, and landmine training. The two week course is followed be a weekend simulation exercise at a state park in which participants work together to practice response to a humanitarian emergency.


Global Health

MGH Med-Peds residents have ample opportunities to do away rotations in international sites, and to work with global health mentors. Each resident is guaranteed funding for one away rotation, with the option of applying for grants and other funding sources for additional rotations. See our Global Health page for further information.


Partners Centers of Expertise

Partners Graduate Medical Education has established six Centers for Expertise (Health Policy, Academic Healthcare Management, Medical Education, Global and Humanitarian Health, Quality and Safety, and Research). Each “Center” has monthly evening lectures, offers access to leaders in each field within the Harvard system and beyond, and offers funding for research and travel to conferences in that field.

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