International Health Travel

Our Programs - Africa

Ghana

1. KNUST
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi

Dr. Fred Yaw Bio from KNUST with Drs. Escobar, Whitley-Williams, Aikins, Ayers, Like, & Roseann Marone, RN, signing an initial affiliation agreement.

Dr. Bio with Drs. Aikins, Bachmann, Ayers & Larece. Dr. Bachmann presented Dr. Bio with a Certificate of Recognition for his work in Global Health at the RWJUH OB/GYN Business meeting.

Local Contact: Dr. Charletta Ayers

Student Experiences

International Health Care Volunteers, Inc. (IHCV)

International Healthcare Volunteers offers a unique experience for 4th year medical students, residents and fellows. The elective is for 2 weeks to develop clinical skills and cultural competencies in a unique and low resource environment. Each learner will be assigned a medical mission mentor.

The mission will be from July 24- August 8, 2015

Objectives of the Rotations:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the region in which the learners will be working.
  • Identify potential barriers and innovative strategies for effective healthcare delivery strategies in low-resource settings
  • Promote the understanding of cultural and ethical issues in working with underserved populations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt clinical skills and practices in a resource-constrained environment.
  • Utilize humility, flexibility, professionalism, and cultural sensitivity when working within a different healthcare context

Selection Criteria to participate in Global Elective

  • The medical student/resident must be in good academic standing
  • The Learner will complete an essay on the following topic: “How Globalization of healthcare will impact on your career” which will be due on March 31st A committee will select the learner based on the requirements of good standing, assigned essay, interviews and availability of mission mentors.

To learn more about the elective objectives program and other important information  Click here

All essays that are received will be reviewed by the IHCV Board of Trustees and two students will be chosen based on their essay and interview. Your essay must be submitted electronically, no more than 3 pages and double-spaced. Essay topic and due date to be announced shortly.

E-mail your essay to: Dr. Charletta Ayers
Questions: call 732- 235-6979

Uganda

  • Opportunity with Medical Focus for January 2016 is available .To learn more about the Menstrual health project's goals and achievements (from 2014 to 2016) in Kaberamaido,Uganda Click here
  • A GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE IN UGANDA

COURSE NUMBER MDC 9070A

LOCATION: Kaberamaido, Uganda

ELECTIVE DIRECTOR: Karen W. Lin, MD, (karen.weiru.lin@rutgers.edu)

ELECTIVE FACULTY: Terri A. Nordin, MD, (terri.nordin@rutgers.edu)

BLOCKS AVAILABLE: Varies, block 7 for 2016

Duration/Weeks: MIN: 2; MAX: 4
Hours per Week: 40
Students: 2-3

→ More detail updated information available here

Mauritus

University of Technology of Mauritius

Local Contact: Dr. Vinobha Gooriah