SocMed will not be offering its annual course in Uganda in January 2014 as the organization’s leadership has decided that a one-year “pause” in teaching the Uganda course will allow us to focus on strengthening other critical, but as of yet unrealized, aspects of SocMed’s work. While this may be disappointing for some, we are sincerely hopeful that this intentional pause allows us the opportunity to do some really critical work to advance health equity and social justice. Our planned focus over the next year includes enhanced advocacy work on the social determinants of health, research and writing on the successes of SocMed, building our alumni network, fundraising and grant work, and curricular expansion. In addition, SocMed is supporting the inaugural implementation of a course in Haiti in July 2013.
We fully anticipate offering the course in Uganda again in January 2015, so please check our website in April 2014 for application details. For those interested in future courses, we do invite you to view the 2013 course prospectus, 2013 Ugandan student course application, 2013 Ugandan SocMed Flyer, and brochure for more information. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.