- Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
CUGH helps to build interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitate the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere.
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Global Health
Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health. This International Health Opportunities Directory has been a popular AMSA publication since the first edition was published in 1984. It is now solely online and is updated regularly.
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians.
- AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives
The AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives (CIHI) was created in 2000 in response to increased interest in the global development of family medicine. As several countries and institutions requested high quality consultations, the AAFP and its members involved in international consultations recognized the need for a process to respond to these requests.
- AAFP Service Learning and Educational Opportunities
This directory includes organizations that accept medical students and residents for international service. Please contact these organizations directly for more information.
- U.S. Department of State- International Travel
The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.
- Mental Health Resources for Family Doctors in Resource-Limited SettingsThe guide addresses conditions recognized globally such as depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, child & adolescent issues, violence, and HIV/AIDS & mental health. Insights on the recent state of mental health worldwide and the means for increasing access to care in resource-limited areas are provided as well.
- Resources through the Benjamin Josephson, MD Fund include various global health opportunities.
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