International Service-Learning

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Overview

 

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 Training 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.

 

Prerequisites

 

Participants in International Service-Learning must already be accepted into the Professional Master’s Degree in International Health, or the Professional Diploma in International Medicine, Nursing or Public Health. All participants are advised to read through the Service-Learning FAQs in their entirety.

 

The Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine or Nursing or Public Health must be completed prior to departing for International Service-Learning. Medical students must also first complete their school’s core clinical rotations in surgery, OB-GYN, pediatrics and internal medicine.

 

Competency Objectives

 

At the completion of INMED International Service-Learning, learners will be able to demonstrate through actual professional practice the identical competency objectives of their corresponding Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine, International Nursing, or International Public Health.