By Jared Voss (Monday, Jun 13, 2011)
PHR’s Student Program is always on the lookout for new health and human rights education opportunities — and we have a great one for you in Gulu, Uganda in January 2012. PHR members and friends Michael Westerhaus, MD, MA, Julian Jane Atim, MD, MPH, and Amy Finnegan, MALD, MA, have created an amazing social medicine course in Gulu, Uganda and are accepting applications for the third annual course in January 2012.
Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness is an on-site immersion course in social medicine offered at Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda from January 9, 2012 through February 3, 2012. This intensive course designed for 15 international medical students (clinical years) and 15 Ugandan medical students (3rd-5th year) from Gulu University intersects the study of clinical medicine in a resource-poor setting with social medicine topics such as globalization, war, human rights, and narrative medicine, among others. This highly-interactive course is taught through a combination of lectures, small and large group discussions, films, community field visits, ward rounds, and clinical case discussions. Credit for away-rotations can also be arranged.
If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please email the course instructors at social.medicine[at]yahoo[dot]com. Applications are due July 31, 2011.