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International Opportunities:

FAIMER, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC, formerly the International Health Medical Education Consortium) have joined together to collect information about international activities at U.S. allopathic medical schools. Within the context of globalization and its impact, as student and faculty interests increase, it is important to have a better understanding of the variety and scope of international educational opportunities.

“The purpose of this electronic resource is to make available information about the extent and nature of international opportunities for medical students, residents, and faculty. It provides information about which schools offer programs, how these are funded, and in which geographical regions they occur. In many cases, individual schools provide further information about their programs on their own websites.”

Updates to this data resource will be made as information becomes available.

For access to the data resource, visit: http://www.faimer.org/resources/opportunities/index.html

Doctors For Global Health (www.dghonline.org)

There are many volunteer opportunities in the international communities that DGH works but we’ve highlighted one below as this is a particular need at this time (October 2008). For more information on the other opportunities: http://dghonline.org/curactivity.html In Santa Marta, El Salvador, we will consider applicants for a shorter period of time since they will work alongside Dr. Perez, the Medical Director employed by the Ministry of Health. Another pressing need of the community are volunteers with skills and experience in Physical Therapy and other approaches to body work such as acupuncturists, massage therapists to provide further training to the young health promoters at the Rehabilitation Center. Teachers would be welcome at the local School, to share their experience with the inspiring Popular Teachers. And volunteers with experience and interest in early childhood development and literacy are needed to start our Reach Out and Read Project. For more information, contact Denise at denisezwahlen@yahoo.com.

Fogarty Center (National Institutes of Health)

“The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Support Center at Vanderbilt University is offering a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries. Africa, Asia, and the Americas are regions of the world that, if accepted, you may find yourself experiencing.

The Fogarty Center also publishes a Directory of Grants and Fellowships in Global Health Sciences that is available on the web and lists dozens of opportunities.

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