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Graduate Diplomas

INMED Graduate Diploma programs are designed for healthcare professionals and learners to increase their skills on behalf of marginalized people. Recipients of an INMED Graduate Diploma will be prepared to lead comprehensive disease intervention and health promotion efforts in low-resource and cross-cultural contexts.  INMED currently offers the following three Graduate Diploma programs:

Graduate Diploma in International Medicine and Public Health

Application for the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health is open to physicians, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, resident physicians, and learners in these fields. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to making application.

Notice: INMED International Medicine Service-Learning experiences demand that learners already possess well founded clinical skills. For this reason, INMED requires that prior to departure learners have already completed their core clinical training in inpatient and outpatient pediatrics, adult medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery. If there is any question as to the learner’s clinical capabilities INMED will call for additional documentation.

Graduate Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health

Each INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health participant must successfully complete the INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health. Please view the Academic Calendar.

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

International Service-Learning

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

Learners serve a minimum of four weeks* at an INMED International Medicine Training Site or an approved equivalent 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.

“Service-Learning via Equivalency”: INMED endeavors to recognize excellent international medicine service-learning experiences provided by other institutions towards qualification for an INMED Graduate Diploma. Please refer to these details regarding Equivalency for a past experience and Equivalency for an upcoming experience.

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

Upon returning from the international service learning experience, participants are required to submit a guided personal essay to aid integration of the experience to the learner’s personal and professional life.

At the completion of the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health learners will be able to demonstrate through simulation and actual professional practice:

  • Management and prevention of the leading diseases of poverty

  • Management and prevention of HIV infection

  • Care for the health of pregnant women and newborns

  • Proficiency in clinical skills useful in low-resource settings

  • Skill in community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention

  • Culturally appropriate healthcare

  • Proficiency in disaster mitigation and response

  • Design and implementation of team-lead healthcare interventions

  • Transfer of healthcare skills to other personnel

Step 1

Complete the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health Application, pay application fee, submit a professional profile photograph, proof of medical insurance, and submit a letter of recommendation. If one does not yet have a Login Name and Password, please click “Create an account.”

Step 2

Register and pay for the INMED Graduate Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health. This course must be completed prior to departure for the international service learning.

Step 3

Once matched with an international service learning training site, follow the instructions that INMED sends in preparation for this experience, including submitting payment of the $850 International Service Learning Enrollment Tuition.

Step 4

Upon return from the service learning experience, participants must submit the INMED essay, supervisor evaluation form, outline of presentation, and the evaluation of INMED.

INMED cooperates with numerous health facilities to provide INMED learners with exceptional educational experiences. Site selection is done with attention to safety, accessibility, instructor credentials, ease of communications, and the evaluations of former learners. The following INMED Service-Learning Sites are most commonly utilized for medicine services-learning experiences. Additional sites are constantly being assessed.

Participants in the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health are ultimately responsible for all associated expenses. The following fees are those that are paid to INMED for participation in the program. Participants are also responsible for all other costs incurred, including but not limited to airfare, passport, visa, vaccinations, and housing and meals at the Graduate Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health location and international service learning Training Site. Participants are invited to apply to the INMED Service-Learning Scholarship Fund.

Program Cost

  • Diploma Program Application Fee: $100

  • Tuition for the Professional Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health: $1,950 for Master’s degree credit. Tuition for non-Master’s degree learners is $1,475. Non-Master’s degree learners should register using coupon code NMPCC50. There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

  • Service Learning Enrollment Tuition: $850

The Service Learning Enrollment Tuition covers the cost of one’s international medical liability insurance policy (that protect learners from healthcare litigation abroad), the cost of an international travel and evacuation insurance policy (for personal health crises), and for the uniquely challenging logistics of arranging of international service-learning in low-resource communities.

Other expenses associated with Diploma training normally include airfare, passport, visa, vaccinations, and housing and meals at the international site. These travel expenses are usually on the order of $3000 – $4000. INMED can provide Training Site specific estimates. Participants are responsible for all fees.

View the Cost page for more details.

Refund Policy

The International Service Learning Application Fee ($100) is refundable if an application withdrawal request is made within 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) of the applicant’s submitted online application form. All payments made to INMED must be in US dollars.

Graduate Certificate Course Refund Policy

  • 100% refund: 1st day – 3rd day*

  • 75% refund: 4th day to the day before the course starts

  • 50% refund: 1st week of course

  • 30% refund: 2nd week of course

  • 20% refund: 3rd week of course

  • 10% refund: 4th week of course

  • No refund: following 4th week of course

* Day one = date enrollment agreement is signed or date on course registration receipt. “Day” refers to a business day and excludes weekends and holidays.

Service-Learning Refund Policy (Course = Service Learning Experience)

  • 100% refund: 1st day – 3rd day*

  • 50% refund: 4th day to the day before the course starts

  • 25% refund: 1st week of course

  • 10% refund: 2nd week of course

  • No refund: following 2nd week of course

* Day one = date enrollment agreement is signed or date on course registration receipt. “Day” refers to a business day and excludes weekends and holidays.

Please click the Cost page to find out about the Service-Learning Scholarship Fund.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the INMED Graduate Diploma International Medicine & Public Health is attained through satisfactory completion of the Graduate Certificate Course in International Medicine & Public Health components. Note: CME is not required for students or resident physicians.

Accreditation Statement

Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for International Medicine designates this blended activity (internet enduring, internet live, and live course) for a maximum of 76 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Start Date: March 22, 2021

End Date: March 22, 2024

Disclosures:

No commercial support received for this activity. No identified relevant financial relationships with ACCME – defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control the content of this activity.

Course Planners

Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

Evaluation

Graded as pass/fail. Successful pass requires:

  • Satisfactory or above on evaluation by Training Site supervisor

  • Satisfactory or above on group presentation

  • Satisfactory or above on reflective essay composition

Successful completion of the DIMPH requires:

  • Earn ≥80% in all course work.

  • Accumulative grade of ≥80% in the program.

  • Earn a “Passing” grade for the skills lab, simulations, and service-learning rotation.

Certification

Participants who successfully complete the above course of study will receive the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to any learner’s affiliated institution. Graduates are entitled to include initials DIMPH (Graduate Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health) following their names.

Program Director

Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

Graduate Diploma in International Nursing and Public Health

Application for the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing and Public Health is open to nurses, including advanced practice nurses, and nursing students. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to making application.

Notice: INMED International Nursing Service-Learning experiences demand that students already possess clinical skills. For this reason, INMED requires that prior to departure nursing learners have already completed at least their first semester of nursing school.

All prospective participants are advised to read through the Service Learning FAQ page in its entirety prior to submitting an application.

Graduate Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health

Each INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health participant must successfully complete the INMED Graduate Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health. Please view the Academic Calendar.

When applying to the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health, please indicate in which course dates you will  participate.

International Service-Learning

The second component of the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health is a service learning experience.

Participants serve a minimum of four weeks – two weeks in the case of practicing professionals – at an INMED International Nursing Training Site, or approved equivalent site, where they are supervised by experienced INMED faculty. Responsibilities vary from site to site, and may include inpatient care, outpatient clinic, and participation in research, public health, and primary care activities. Please see the Training Site descriptions for full details.

“Service-Learning via Equivalency”: INMED endeavors to recognize excellent international nursing service-learning experiences provided by other institutions towards qualification for an INMED Graduate Diploma. Please refer to these details regarding Equivalency for a past experience and Equivalency for an upcoming experience.

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

Upon returning from the international service learning experience, participants are required to submit a guided personal essay to aid integration of the experience to the learner’s personal and professional life.

*International Service-Learning is ideally at least four weeks in duration. This length of time significantly increases the likelihood that the learner will experience a substantial growth opportunity. However, INMED realizes that some learners have professional commitments that preclude them from being absent for four weeks. Therefore, INMED offers an exception to the four-week requirement. If accepted into the International Service-Learning Reduced Duration Pathway, the requirement is reduced to at least two weeks on location followed by composing a quality improvement project.

At the completion of the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health learners will be able to demonstrate through simulation and actual professional practice:

  • Management and prevention of the leading diseases of poverty

  • Management and prevention of HIV infection

  • Care for the health of pregnant women and newborns

  • Proficiency in clinical skills useful in low-resource settings

  • Skill in community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention

  • Culturally appropriate healthcare

  • Proficiency in disaster mitigation and response

  • Design and implementation of team-lead healthcare interventions

  • Transfer of healthcare skills to other personnel

Step 1

Complete the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health Application, pay application fee, submit a professional profile photograph, proof of medical insurance, and submit a letter of recommendation. If one does not yet have a Login Name and Password, please click “Create an account.”

Step 2

Register and pay for the INMED Graduate Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health. This course must be completed prior to departure for the international service learning.

Step 3

Once matched with an international service learning training site, follow the instructions that INMED sends in preparation for this experience, including submitting payment of the $850 International Service Learning Enrollment Tuition.

Step 4

Upon return from the service learning experience, participants must submit the INMED essay, supervisor evaluation form, outline of presentation, and the evaluation of INMED.

INMED cooperates with numerous health facilities to provide INMED learners with exceptional educational experiences. Site selection is done with attention to safety, accessibility, instructor credentials, ease of communications, and the evaluations of former learners. The following INMED Service-Learning Sites are most commonly utilized for nursing services-learning experiences. Additional sites are constantly being assessed. 

Participants in the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health are ultimately responsible for all associated expenses. The following fees are those that are paid to INMED for participation in the program. Participants are also responsible for all other costs incurred, including but not limited to airfare, passport, visa, vaccinations, and housing and meals at the Graduate Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health location and international service learning Training Site. Participants are invited to apply to the INMED Service-Learning Scholarship Fund.

Program Cost

  • Diploma Program Application Fee: $100

  • Tuition for the Professional Certificate Course in International Nursing & Public Health: $1,950 for Master’s degree credit. Tuition for non-Master’s degree learners is $1,475. Non-Master’s degree learners should register using coupon code NMPCC50. There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

  • Service Learning Enrollment Tuition: $850

The Service Learning Enrollment Tuition covers the cost of an international travel and evacuation insurance policy (for personal health crises), and for the uniquely challenging logistics of arranging of international service-learning in low-resource communities.

Other expenses associated with Diploma training normally include airfare, passport, visa, vaccinations, and housing and meals at the international site.  These travel expenses are usually on the order of $3000 – $4000. INMED can provide Training Site specific estimates. Participants are responsible for all fees.

View the Cost page for more details.

Refund Policy

The International Service Learning Application Fee ($100) is refundable if an application withdrawal request is made within 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) of the applicant’s submitted online application form. All payments made to INMED must be in US dollars.

Graduate Certificate Course Refund Policy

  • 100% refund: 1st day – 3rd day*

  • 75% refund: 4th day to the day before the course starts

  • 50% refund: 1st week of course

  • 30% refund: 2nd week of course

  • 20% refund: 3rd week of course

  • 10% refund: 4th week of course

  • No refund: following 4th week of course

* Day one = date enrollment agreement is signed or date on course registration receipt. “Day” refers to a business day and excludes weekends and holidays.

Service-Learning Refund Policy (Course = Service Learning Experience)

  • 100% refund: 1st day – 3rd day*

  • 50% refund: 4th day to the day before the course starts

  • 25% refund: 1st week of course

  • 10% refund: 2nd week of course

  • No refund: following 2nd week of course

* Day one = date enrollment agreement is signed or date on course registration receipt. “Day” refers to a business day and excludes weekends and holidays.

Please click the Cost page to find out about the Service-Learning Scholarship Fund.

Nurses continuing education credit for the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing and Public Health is not currently available. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all participants who satisfy course requirements.

Disclosures

No commercial support received for this activity.  No identified relevant financial relationships defined commercial interests for anyone who is  in control of the content of this activity.

There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control the content of this activity.

Planners

Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPHINMEDNothing to Disclose
Paul Larson MD DTM&H DIMPHSaint Margaret Family Medicine ResidencyNothing to Disclose
Micah Flint MPH RN DINPHINMEDNothing to Disclose
James Fyffe, MSN, RNINMEDNothing to Disclose

Faculty

Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPHINMEDNothing to Disclose
Olivia Li RN, MSN, EdDINMEDNothing to Disclose
Donald Philgreen MDResearch Family Medicine ResidencyNothing to Disclose
Micah Flint MPA RN DINPHINMEDNothing to Disclose

Evaluation

Graded as pass/fail. Successful pass requires:

  • Satisfactory or above on evaluation by Training Site supervisor

  • Satisfactory or above on group presentation

  • Satisfactory or above on reflective essay composition

Successful completion of the DIMPH requires:

  • Earn ≥80% in all course work.

  • Accumulative grade of ≥80% in the program.

  • Earn a “Passing” grade for the skills lab, simulations, and service-learning rotation.

Certification

Participants who successfully complete the above course of study will receive the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Nursing and Public Health. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to any learner’s affiliated institution. Graduates are entitled to include initials DINPH (Diploma in International Nursing & Public Health) following their names.

Program Director

Micah Flint, MPA, RN, DIMPH

Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

Graduate Diploma in International Public Health

Application for the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Public Health is open to all healthcare professionals, healthcare profession learners, and associated fields. This professional diploma is especially relevant to those preparing for careers in healthcare, community development, and international relations. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to making application.

Graduate Certificate Course in International Public Health

Each INMED Graduate Diploma in International Public Health participant must successfully complete the INMED Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health. Please view the Academic Calendar.

When applying to the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Public Health, please indicate in which course you will to participate.

International Service-Learning

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

Learners serve a minimum of four weeks* at an INMED International Public Health Training Site, or an approved equivalent training site where they are supervised by experienced INMED faculty. Responsibilities vary from site to site, may include outpatient care, health education, community development activities, and participation in research and intervention evaluation. Please see the Training Site descriptions for full details.

“Service-Learning via Equivalency”: INMED endeavors to recognize excellent international public health service-learning experiences provided by other institutions towards qualification for an INMED Graduate Diploma. Please refer to these details regarding Equivalency for a past experience and Equivalency for an upcoming experience.

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

Upon returning from the international service learning experience, participants are required to submit a guided personal essay to aid integration of the experience to the learner’s personal and professional life.

At the completion of the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Public Health learners will be able to demonstrate through simulation and actual professional practice:

  • Management and prevention of the leading diseases of poverty

  • Management and prevention of HIV infection

  • Care for the health of pregnant women and newborns

  • Proficiency in clinical skills useful in low-resource settings

  • Skill in community-wide health promotion and death/disability prevention

  • Culturally appropriate healthcare

  • Proficiency in disaster mitigation and response

  • Design and implementation of team-lead healthcare interventions

  • Transfer of healthcare skills to other personnel

Step 1

Complete the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Medicine Health Application, pay application fee, submit a professional profile photograph, proof of medical insurance, and submit a letter of recommendation. If one does not yet have a Login Name and Password, please click “Create an account.”

Step 2

Register and pay for the INMED Graduate Certificate Course in International Public Health. This course must be completed prior to departure for the international service learning.

Step 3

Once matched with an international service learning training site, follow the instructions that INMED sends in preparation for this experience, including submitting payment of the $850 International Service Learning Enrollment Tuition.

Step 4

Upon return from the service learning experience, participants must submit the INMED essay, supervisor evaluation form, outline of presentation, and the evaluation of INMED.

INMED cooperates with numerous health facilities to provide INMED learners with exceptional educational experiences. Site selection is done with attention to safety, accessibility, instructor credentials, ease of communications, and the evaluations of former learners. The following INMED Service-Learning Sites are most commonly utilized for public health services-learning experiences. Additional sites are constantly being assessed. 

Participants in the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Public Health Program are ultimately responsible for all expenses associated with it. The following fees are those that are paid to INMED for participation in the program. Participants are also responsible for all other costs incurred, including but not limited to airfare, passport, visa, vaccinations, and housing and meals at the  International Public Health Training Site.  Participants are invited to apply to the INMED Service-Learning Scholarship Fund.

Program Cost

  • Diploma Program Application Fee: $100

  • Tuition for the Professional Certificate Course in International Public Health: $1,950 for Master’s degree credit. Tuition for non-Master’s degree learners is $1,475. Non-Master’s degree learners should register using coupon code NMPCC50. There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

  • Service Learning Enrollment Tuition: $850

The Service Learning Enrollment Tuition covers the cost of an international travel and evacuation insurance policy (for personal health crises), and for the uniquely challenging logistics of arranging of international service-learning in low-resource communities.

Other expenses associated with Diploma training normally include airfare, passport, visa, vaccinations, and housing and meals at the international site.  These travel expenses are usually on the order of $3000 – $4000. INMED can provide Training Site specific estimates. Participants are responsible for all fees.

View the Cost page for more details.

Refund Policy

The International Service Learning Application Fee ($100) is refundable if an application withdrawal request is made within 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) of the applicant’s submitted online application form. All payments made to INMED must be in US dollars.

Graduate Certificate Course Refund Policy

  • 100% refund: 1st day – 3rd day*

  • 75% refund: 4th day to the day before the course starts

  • 50% refund: 1st week of course

  • 30% refund: 2nd week of course

  • 20% refund: 3rd week of course

  • 10% refund: 4th week of course

  • No refund: following 4th week of course

* Day one = date enrollment agreement is signed or date on course registration receipt. “Day” refers to a business day and excludes weekends and holidays.

Service-Learning Refund Policy (Course = Service Learning Experience)

  • 100% refund: 1st day – 3rd day*

  • 50% refund: 4th day to the day before the course starts

  • 25% refund: 1st week of course

  • 10% refund: 2nd week of course

  • No refund: following 2nd week of course

* Day one = date enrollment agreement is signed or date on course registration receipt. “Day” refers to a business day and excludes weekends and holidays.

Please click the Cost page to find out about the Service-Learning Scholarship Fund.

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Evaluation

Graded as pass/fail. Successful pass requires:

  • Satisfactory or above on evaluation by Training Site supervisor

  • Satisfactory or above on group presentation

  • Satisfactory or above on reflective essay composition

Successful completion of the DIPH requires:

  • Earn ≥80% in all course work.

  • Accumulative grade of ≥80% in the program.

  • Earn a “Passing” grade for the skills lab, simulations, and service-learning rotation.

Certification

Participants who successfully complete the above course of study will receive the INMED Graduate Diploma in International Public Health. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to any learner’s affiliated institution. Graduates are entitled to include initials DIPH (Graduate Diploma in International Public Health) following their names.

Program Director

Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

Graduates and Student Success

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Healthcare Professionals and Students Who Have Earned an INMED Graduate Diploma
Students Meeting Learning Outcomes
Diploma Students achieved a 95% pass rate in the program. 95%
Students Graduating with No Debt Owed to INMED
Steeply-discounted tuition rates and a pay-as-you-go, one course at a time, structure. 100%

*Based on the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

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