Urban Health Pathway


Human health and wellness are tightly linked with the communities in which we reside – our neighborhoods, our cultural communities, our built environment and our socioeconomic realms. The Urban Health Pathway is designed for residents interested in delving more deeply into the Boston-based urban communities in which so many of our BMC patients live.

Residents in this track will receive advanced training in health disparities, medical management of underserved patient populations, and a variety of urban health issues – including substance use, immigrant/refugee health, urban violence, hunger and food access, housing/homelessness and more. The urban health pathway curriculum involves elective clinical experiences (methadone/suboxone clinic, refugee clinic, etc), site visits to relevant social services organization, and didactics, as well as training in health advocacy methods.