Massachusetts Medical Society: Strategies for Preparing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Global Health Project

Strategies for Preparing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Global Health Project

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society and its Committee on Global Health

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Presented by:

Josh Drake

Josh Drake
MD/MPH Candidate, Tufts University School of Medicine
Okoa Maisha / Save a Life Initiative

Micaela Owusu, MD, MSc

Micaela Owusu, MD, MSc
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist
Program Director, General Psychiatry Residency
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Maria C. Prom, MD

Maria C. Prom, MD
Director, BMC/BUSM Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities
Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center

Nisha M. Fahey DO, MSc

Nisha M. Fahey DO, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics
Assistant Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
UMass Chan Medical School/UMass Memorial Health

Educational training opportunities and resources

  • The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health is a three-part multidisciplinary timeline-based, interactive, evaluative, open-access course to prepare students and trainees to participate in global health learning experiences safely and effectively. The course is free-of-charge.
  • Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety™ provides an online workshop about what you need to be aware of when gaining experience in another country. The GAPS online workshop was created in coordination with the Learning Abroad Center and is designed for all students who are going abroad to volunteer in a healthcare setting.
  • The Global Health Program training modules on ethical dilemmas and tropical medicine.
  • The International Federation of Medical Students’ Association UNESCO Pre-Departure Training is for students attending exchanges/electives abroad has been pioneered with the goal of increasing students’ ability to face ethical and cultural challenges in their host countries with greater confidence and to protect the patients they encounter. (2018)

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