Summer Social Med opportunity in Haiti, deadline extended to 2/1

We would like to you to apply for the first annual Social Medicine Course, “Beyond the Biologic Basics of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Disease” in Haiti. This annual three-week course, which will be held from July 8th to 26th in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is designed for medical students of all levels and links tropical medicine with social medicine teaching. The course merges a number of unique pedagogical approaches including field visits, classroom- based presentations and discussions, group reflections, student presentations, films, and bedside teaching. These approaches are utilized to create an innovative, interactive learning environment in which students participate as both learners and teachers. We hope to advance the entire class’ understanding of the interactions between the biology of disease and the social, cultural, economic, political, and historical factors that influence illness presentation and social experience.  click here for the flyer

Eligibility criteria for applicants:

-Medical students of any year

-Fluency in French

-Availability for the entire length of the course (July 8th-26th, 2013)

This course is offered by Physicians for Haiti (P4H) in collaboration with SocMed. For more

information, please see


P4H is excited to expand upon SocMed's well-established curriculum to focus on the specific

situation in Haiti. The course will aim to facilitate students' understanding of their role in global

health and social medicine, developing the knowledge and perspective to become the next

generation of leaders in the global health arena. More information about the course and how to

apply may be found at We

have attached the 2013 Course Prospectus for your convenience. We would greatly appreciate

you sharing this information with your students!


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