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Deadline Extended for Social Medicine Course

Casey Fox

The deadline has been extended for Physicians for Haiti’s third annual Social Medicine Course! We will now accept applications on a rolling basis until all spots have been filled. 

“Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness” is an annual three-week course, which will be held from July 12-August 1, 2015 in Haiti. The course is designed for allied health (medical, nursing, public health, etc) students of all levels, and will be taught in French. It 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, and historical factors that influence illness presentation and social experience.

For course details, please see the attached prospectus. For more information, please visit our website  or email cfox@physiciansforhaiti.org with questions.