Summer Social Medicine Course for health profession students now accepting applications!

By Cassandra Fox | 12 Dec, 2014

Hi everyone,

I hope this finds you well!

Physicians for Haiti is now accepting applications for its third annual Social Medicine Course in Haiti, titled "Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness." This three-week course will run from July 12-August 1 2015 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The course is open to health profession students of all levels, and will be taught in French. Specifically, we would love more nursing representation among our student body! Students will explore the social, economic, political, and historic factors that influence health in Haiti and globally through classroom teaching, site visits, student discussion, community-based projects, and more. For more information, please see the attached course prospectus and informational flyer. To apply, please follow the link below. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Casey Fox



chikondi chimbatata Replied at 2:16 PM, 12 Dec 2014

Hie, am interested in the course but I don't know french, what can I do?

chikondi chimbatata Replied at 2:19 PM, 12 Dec 2014

I only know english but really interested in the course

Cassandra Fox Replied at 11:42 AM, 6 Jan 2015

Thank you for your question! While this course may not be a good fit if you do not speak French, our sister course in Uganda is taught entirely in English. You can learn more about this option at

Cassandra Fox Replied at 2:07 PM, 11 Feb 2015

UPDATE: We've extended the deadline to apply for the course until Feb 16, 2015! There is still time to join us in Haiti this July for three weeks of intensive social medicine learning. The course is open to all allied health profession students, and taught in French. More information and applications at

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