Health care for homeless persons is a unique, challenging, and deeply humane specialty within the field of medicine and public health. It calls on each of us to be humbly committed to a lifetime of learning. We aim to educate the next generation of homeless health care professionals, while also standing up for equitable and compassionate services within mainstream health care, and calling for an end to homelessness across our country.
BHCHP offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners at all levels and across many disciplines including medicine, nursing, social work, public health, and public policy. Projects and commitments vary based on student availability and interest, school requirements, and the needs of BHCHP at any given time.
We partner with universities to provide clinical education to medical, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, and social work students. We also partner with universities to provide internship opportunities for pre-clinical students. On a case-by-case basis, we work with individual students completing projects for course credit or with other goals.
Educational partners in the past have included, but are not limited to:
- Boston University
- Boston Medical Center
- Harvard University
- Mass General Brigham
- MGH Institute of Health Professions
- Northeastern University
- Princeton University
- Simmons College
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- University of California, San Francisco
- Regis College
- Walden University
- Colgate University
- US Department of Veterans Affairs
- National Health Care for the Homeless Council