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Social Medicine Course in Uganda January 10-February 4 2011

Dear Students Interested in Global Health,

We're writing to remind you that applications are due in just over two weeks (July 30, 2010) for this exciting social medicine and global health course held in Northern Uganda.

For more information, we invite you to read the attached prospectus and view the short video about this year's course, available at: Social Medicine Course Prospectus 2011.pdf

Please see the course invitation below and feel free to let us know if you have any questions:

Course Invitation 2011
We invite you to apply for the second annual Beyond the Biological Basis of
Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness, an on-site immersion
course in social medicine offered at Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda from January 10, 2011 through February 4, 2011. 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. It is estimated that total student costs for the course will be $2650. This total includes
roundtrip travel to Uganda from the US ($1700), full room and board in the
hospital guesthouse ($500), and a course fee ($450).

If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please email us at

Applications are due July 30, 2010.


Julian Jane Atim, MD, MPH
Amy Finnegan, MALD, MA
Michael Westerhaus, MD, MA

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