students: UPDATES on GHD Lab Spring 2011

by admin on October 31, 2010

UPDATED Spring 2011 Global Health Delivery Lab

New full-semester class. 9 units + 2 SIP credits to include 2 weeks on site (SIP and Spring Break). Letter grade. Graduate students only. Admission by application and interview; preference for students with 15.965, but it is not a prerequisite.

Addresses pressing challenges facing a carefully selected set of partner enterprises delivering health care in resource-limited settings in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. Built around our projects, course examines relevant frameworks and approaches, with interactive team sessions designed to draw on the entire class. Partners may be clinics, hospitals, or community programs; projects may address strategy, scale and sustainability, business models, or process improvement. Having prepared for 6 weeks, each four-student team spends two mid-semester weeks in their partner organization working on their project, wrapping up in the month after returning to MIT. Along the way we tap into a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience in MIT and wider communities and consider tools and frameworks that prove useful in the field.

Want to learn more? here’s an overview, with FAQs, for prospective students.

To apply: eligible students please complete this application questionnaire, remembering to email us your resume too (email address is listed in the application).

Check out this video from a team in Kampala last year, and this one from a team in Tanzania. And here’s an early draft syllabus.

We held an open information session on Tuesday Nov. 2: notice for November 2 information session

If you would like to learn more, please subscribe to the email list by visiting http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/ghd-lab-11 or email the word “subscribe” without quotes to GHD-Lab-11-request@mit.edu

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