The International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
This is a searchable database of international service and educational opportunities in healthcare, including updated descriptions of over 100 international organizations (stored in paper form in Mick Godkin's office). We will be expanding this list in the near future. You can search the database by: location of program, level of education (i.e. fourth-year student), languages spoken, level of funding available, and religious affiliation. In addition, links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Warnings are available. These databases have information about immunization requirements, endemic diseases, and travel advisories.
This organization arranges for medical professionals to volunteer their services for expeditions and research missions, educational programs in the wilderness, as well as various relief projects in developing countries.
Adventurous Traveler Bookstore:
These and other AMSA Web sites are very good resources for information on field placements, travel advice, study tours, residencies, IH activism, and much more, including many other organizations and sources of information relevant to service and study abroad.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene:
This home page with listings of overseas opportunities, a travel clinic directory, funding and fellowships, newsletter, and more.
Bridges to Community, Inc.:
Bridges to Community operates medical and construction projects in Nicaragua.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic:
For those interested in serving Hispanic and Asian populations.
Campus Crusade for Christ Missions and International Recruiting:
Opportunities in various regions of Africa and Asia, lasting 1-2 years. Commitment to a Christian faith is required.
Information on one of the largest U.S. foundations involved in national and international health.
Assists indigenous peoples in the Guatemalan highlands.
Himalayan HealthCare, Inc.
This organization arranges two-week medical treks to a rudimentary clinic in an isolated area in Nepal, accessible only by foot. Volunteers are expected to be in good shape in order to bear the rigors of the treks.
Impact On Line (volunteering in general):
International Development Research Council:
Canada's agency for funding development research. Web site provides information about current and recent projects, program initiatives, publications, training and funding opportunities.
British-based non-profit organization, founded in 1953, with over 100 affiliated language schools in 29 countries. ESL, EFL, foreign languages and TEFL teacher training.
International Language School: www.edunet.com/LSindex.html
A guide to language schools around the world.
International Medical Corps:
"IMC is a private, non-sectarian, non-political, non-profit humanitarian relief organization . . ." Their home page contains information on IMC programs and job openings for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
Home page of one of the largest U.S. foundations, with a substantial commitment to national and international health, development, and population issues.
Home page of WHO's regional office for the Americas.
Physicians for Human Rights:
This Boston based organization recruits the help of physicians to investigate human rights abuses as well as to do advocacy work for human rights issues.
Physicians for Peace:
Through medical outreach projects, this organization hopes to promote world health and peace.
Provides information about the Foundation, its programs, grant recipients, amounts awarded, and sites where research is being done.
World Medical Mission:
Volunteers practice in hospitals, clinic, and disaster relief centers in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc.:
WRF is involved in helping people worldwide regain the use of their arms and legs after injuries often resulting from war, accidents, or natural disasters.
Check out the health and medical links.