This innovative inter-university program is designed for medical residents, fellows, nurses, public health and policy graduate students along with other professionals with a vested interest in humanitarian relief operations to carry out effective international health and humanitarian work. HSC will train participants in current humanitarian issues as well as the methodologies and essential skills that best prepare humanitarian workers to operate in the field.
The Humanitarian Studies Course is offered to the public and is currently run twice a year. The ‘HSIR’ or ‘Humanitarian Studies Initiatitive for Residents’ program which is open to public, is run separately from the Humanitarian Studies in the Field program which is a Harvard School of Public Health course run by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Participants from both programs take part in a joint training simulation exercise which is held in the spring near Boston, Massachusetts.
Students enrolled in certain programs at one of the three partnering institutions (Harvard School of Public Health, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science Policy and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are eligible to participate in this program. There is no application process; Tufts students must enroll in the course “Humanitarian Studies in the Field” (NUTR 324 or DHP 213) to be considered a member of the Humanitarian Studies program.
For more information, visit the program’s website at http://www.humanitarianstudiescourse.org/.