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AFRICA

AFRICA EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP http://www.sim.org/aef/medical.html offers opportunities to medical students in Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso study tour http://www.amsa.org/global/burkina.cfm organized by AMSA offers a program in clinical tropical medicine with a focus on maternal child health for medical and public health students.

GABON
Albert Schwietzer fellowship http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/newpage21.htm sponsers students for a three month elective at a rural hospital in Gabon. French language proficiency required.

SOUTH AFRICA
Child Family Health International http://www.cfhi.org/ offers rotations in Cape Town and Durban for all levels of medical students, nursing students, and other health science students.

University of the Witwatersrand http://www.wits.ac.za/fac/med/elective/index.html offers a wide variety of clinical electives in Johannesburg.

SWAZILAND
Swaziland elective http://home.ptd.net/~nwallace/index.html Organized through the Jefferson Department of Family Medicine, offers a community medicine elective for clinical students. Swaziland is an English speaking country.

TANZANIA
Mvumi Hospital http://www.mvumi.org/ offers clinical electives in central Tanzania.

 

ASIA

INDIA
Child Family Health International http://www.cfhi.org/ offers both an integrated alternative medicine rotation and a rural medicine rotation in the Himalayas.

Christian Medical College in Vellore, India http://www.vellorecmc.org/student.htm

NEPAL
Wilderness travel and local medical care in Nepal http://www.amsa.org/global/nepal.cfm organized by AMSA.

Himalayan Health Exchange http://www.himalayanhealth.com/ organizes international health camps in the Indian, Nepal and Tibetan borderlands in the Himalayas for medical, dental, public health, nursing, and pharmacy students interested in international health.

AUSTRALIA

University of Queensland http://www.ccs.uq.edu.au/medicine/elective.htm offers clinical electives in Australia.

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

BELIZE
Belize rural elective http://www.family.mcw.edu/Belize.htm offers clinical students the opportunity to work with rural Maya Indians in the rainforests of southern Peru. Organized by the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

BOLIVIA
Child Family Health International http://www.cfhi.org/ offers rotations in La Paz and the small town of Tarija for all levels of medical students and health science students. Spanish language classes included.

CUBA
Medicc (www.medicc.org) offers electives for first, third, and fourth year students including Spanish for Health Professionals. Some Spanish required.

ECUADOR
Child Family Health International http://www.cfhi.org/ offers a variety of clinical electives for 1st, 3rd, and 4th years as well as pre-med and health science students. This program also includes Spanish classes.

 http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/student/intmed/cinterandes/ Cinterandes offers clinical rotations on a mobile surgical unit and a rural medical outreach program in rural Ecuador.

MEXICO
Child Family Health International http://www.cfhi.org/ offers a variety of clinical electives for 1st, 3rd and 4th years as well as pre-med and health science students. This program also includes Spanish classes.

EUROPE

ARMENIA
Boston University Aremenia elective http://www.bu.edu/armenia/medele.htm. Armenian or Russian fluency required.

UK
King’s College offers a wide range of electives to foreign medical students http://www.kcl.ac.uk/coming/international/electives/elecnote.htm

 

MORE ELECTIVE LINKS:

Medical Electives in Developing Countries http://host4u.upws.net/web/twig/main.htm lists electives offered in Africa, Asia, India, the Pacific Islands, and South America

AMSA International Opportunities for Medical Students http://www.amsa.org/global/ih/intlintro.cfm

lists electives offered in 55 countries around the world.

AMSA’s International Health Action Group http://views.vcu.edu/amsa/namsa/ihag/contact_ihag.html

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Mt. Sanai’s International Studies Program http://www.mssm.edu/isp/Country.shtml lists electives offered in 60 countries across the globe.

Operation Smile http://www.operationsmile.org/ offers opportunities for fourth year students to go on medical missions doing reconstructive facial surgery around the world.

Queens Students for International Health http://meds.queensu.ca/~qsih/

Robert Wood Johnson international electives http://www2.umdnj.edu/sarpweb/international/organizedlist.htm

Tulane international electives http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/departments/StudentAffairs/INTHEALTH.HTM in Belize, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

 

OTHER LINKS/ORGANIZATIONS:

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) http://www.amsa.org/

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association http://www.apamsa.org/

International Health and Travel Medicine http://ihtm.11net.com/

Oregon Health Sciences University International Medicine Resources http://www.ohsu.edu/som-intimed/

University of Pennsylvania Office of International Medical Programs http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/oimp/

International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA)— international http://www.ifmsa.org/

International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA— USA) http://www.ifmsa-usa.org/

International Health Medical Education Consortium (IHMEC) http://www.ihmec.org/

Kigezi International Medical School International Health Links http://www.kigezi.edu

Student National Medical Association International Health http://snma.org/ihealth/seeworld1.html

 

LANGUAGE

Medical Spanish http://abbc3.hsc.usc.edu/familymed/medspan/index.htm offers spanish immersion training for medical students in Mexico.

SALUD http://www.amsa.org/global/salud.cfm by AMSA offers Spanish immersion and medically related experiences in Ecuador and Belize.

Spanish Language Schools in Latin America http://www.ibw.com.ni/~nssmga/guide.htm#mex is a directory of Spanish immersion programs, most with opportunities to volunteer in local medical and health related organizations.

Amerispan http://www.amerispan.com/ offers language immersion in Spanish and Portuguese.

Lingua Service http://www.linguaserviceworldwide.com/ offers language immersion in French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Italian, and Greek.

Study Abroad Languages has an extensive listing of language programs http://www.studyabroad.com/simplehtml/languages/bylang.html


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