Social Medicine Course in Haiti: Now accepting applications

By Cassandra Fox | 12 Jan, 2017

EqualHealth is offering a Haiti-based social medicine immersion course, “Beyond the Biological Basics of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness” this summer, and would like to invite all French-speaking health professional students to apply. This annual three-week course, which will be held from July 9- 29, 2017 in Haiti’s Central Plateau, is designed for health professional students of all levels and links clinical 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 patient interaction. 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.
Eligibility criteria for applicants:
-Graduate-level health professional students of any year
-Fluency in French
-Availability for the entire length of the course (July 9-29, 2017)
This course is offered by EqualHealth ( in collaboration with SocMed (

More information about the course and how to apply may be found at
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