INMED cooperates with health facilities around the world to provide INMED learners with exceptional, supervised service and learning experiences. Within this context, INMED learners enjoy the opportunity to develop judgment and expertise as they apply principles into actual practice. Selection of INMED Service-Learning Sites is made with attention to safety, accessibility, instructor credentials, ease of communications, former learners’ evaluations, and the welfare of the local communities. On location, responsibilities will be customized to the learners skill set, and may include health promotion projects, public health research, health system administration, medical and nursing education, and direct patient care. Satisfactory completion of all International Service-Learning requirements earns 5 credit hours.
Participants in Service-Learning must already be accepted into the Master’s Degree in International Health, or the Graduate Diploma in International Medicine, Nursing or Public Health. All participants are advised to read through the Service-Learning FAQs in their entirety.
The Graduate Certificate Course in International Medicine or Nursing or Public Health must be completed prior to departing for Service-Learning. Medical students must also first complete their school’s core clinical rotations in surgery, OB-GYN, pediatrics and internal medicine.
Service-learning competency objectives include:
Describe accurately the health status of the community.
Demonstrate growing abilities in disease prevention and/or treatment.
Demonstrate respect for and growing insight into the local culture.
Make appropriate personal adjustments for living in this context.