With the advent of 2016 comes a new plan for this blog, consisting of more consistent contributions from the BUMC IM Global Health Pathway residents as well as a commitment from me to join them in that endeavor. The target topics, as with this field as a whole, will remain broad; my hope is that this will create a space for analysis, synthesis, and reflection for the residents within the pathway, and perhaps over time a larger community.
I’m presently undergoing a course via the Harvard Macy Institute for educators in the health professions. It’s been great, exhaustive and exhausting in all the right ways. In my occasional spare moments I’ve been thinking more about the intersection between global health and education, and particularly how we go about improving the quality of education throughout the world. Not an easy task, especially given the personal aspect of education – in many ways, a strong parallel to health. I’m hopefully to make some good connections to continue working on this problem, one that the NGO I am part of, EqualHealth, focuses on in our work in Haiti.
More on this as I’ve time to think it through.