Dr. Comninellis guiding Angolan med student
Application for the INMED International Medicine Certificate is open to healthcare professionals and healthcare profession students in the fields that routinely diagnose and treat disease, including physicians, dentists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, resident physicians, and students of medicine, dentistry, advanced practice nursing, physician assistants, and pharmacy. Medical students must complete their core rotations before participating in an INMED International Medicine Elective.
At the completion of the International Medicine Certificate students in the context of a low-resource community will be able to:
International Medicine Certificate students will achieve the above learning objectives through the following four educational components:
International Medicine Self-Paced Courses
International Public Health Self-Paced Course
Diseases Of Poverty Self-Paced Course
International Service Learning
Students and residents serve four to eight weeks at an INMED training site where they are supervised by experienced INMED faculty. Responsibilities may include inpatient care, outpatient clinic, obstetrics, night duty, and participation in research, public health, and primary care activities. This service learning opportunity is also available to practicing healthcare professionals, who must participate for a minimum of two continuous weeks.
International Medicine Presentation
Students will select a topic on health promotion or disease management relevant to their training site and make a 30-minute educational presentation to the staff at that training site. The student's supervisor will advise in selecting the topic and developing content of this presentation.
International Medicine Essay
The Essay is designed to help students clarify their personal position on the greatest issues surrounding international medicine. It requires thoughtful responses to several questions, is submitted via e-mail, and requires about two hours to complete.
Assessment of student's attainment of the learning objectives will be based upon:
International Medicine Self-Paced Course Examinations
The on-line examinations include a variety of interactive questions and responses.
Training Site Faculty Evaluation
Supervising faculty at the INMED International Medicine Training Site will submit a written evaluation of student's performance with attention to the above learning objectives.
At the completion of their service learning experience, students will receive guidelines for authoring an essay regarding insights they have developed into international health issues.
Students who successfully complete the above course of study will receive the INMED International Medicine Certificate. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to the student's affiliated school or residency program. Graduates are entitled to include initials C.I.M. (Certificate in International Medicine) following their names.
Students enrolled in the INMED International Medicine Certificate program may also have an opportunity to complete the INMED International HIV Medicine Certificate. Both Certificate programs can be conducted simultaneously when a student: