Educational Components

Diploma in International Medicine and Public Health participants will achieve the program’s learning objectives through the following educational components.  Each component must be completed in the order indicated below:


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1)  International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course


Each INMED Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health participant must successfully complete the INMED International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course.  This course combines active on-line learning with in-class skill sessions to facilitate comprehensive attainment of the core competencies in this field. The course concludes with comprehensive final examinations.


This course is offered several times each year.  Dates and locations of upcoming courses are available here.


When applying to the INMED Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health Program, please indicate in which course you would like to participate.


2)  International Service Learning


The second component of the INMED Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health is the international service learning experience.


Participants serve four to eight weeks at an INMED International Medicine Training Site where they are supervised by experienced INMED faculty. Responsibilities vary from site to site, and may include inpatient care, outpatient clinic, procedures, obstetrics, night duty, and participation in research, public health, and primary care activities. Please see the Training Site descriptions for full details.


Participants will make an educational presentation to the staff at that training site.  The participant’s supervisor will advise in selecting the topic and developing content of this presentation.


Upon returning from the international service learning experience, participants are required to clarify their personal position on the greatest issues surrounding international medicine and public health in the form of an essay.