The Global Health Initiative initiativeand the Office of Global Opportunities website provide information on all OHIO faculty directed study abroad programs and links to information on affiliated third party provider organizations that offer study abroad, exchange, work, internship and service learning experiences. Several of these third party programs offer public health, global health and other community health opportunities.
Child Family Health International and International Service Learning offer opportunities with sustained community health programs in several countries. These programs offer clinical experiences for the healthcare professions as well as general global health opportunities.
Learn more about Child Family Health International in this recording of a recent presentation to OHIO Students.
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College of Health Sciences & Professions & Other Students (other than Physician Assistant)
Click here for information on how to apply to Non-OHIO programs, for independent study, research or OHIO-affiliated travel.
Students in the physician assistant program can complete a month long global health rotation during the school year through Child Family Health International in La Paz, Bolivia or during the summer (June) through the Ohio University Botswana Healthcare program in Gaborone, Botswana.
First Steps - Physician Assistant Students
Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program have the option of completing an 8-12 week clinical experience with Eduglobal within six rehabilitation centers in Italy either in the spring or summer of their 3rd year.
Heritage College students can participate in programs with Child Family Health International and International Service Learning. Heritage College students can also arrange their own programs through church organizations, other universities, hospitals and the American Medical Student Association.
Select your program carefully. This article identifies some of the issues to consider: " Some Health Programs Overseas Let Students Do Too Much Too Soon. "
The summer between the first and second years at the Heritage College offer an opportunity for medical students to participate in independent medical related travel. Year one and two students do not receive credit for this travel and are NOT covered under Heritage College malpractice insurance. Please follow these steps to register medical related travel with the Heritage College and Ohio University. Travel to countries with state department warnings is discouraged. Travel to countries with International SOS Ratings of medium or higher may require additional review. Information on current state department warnings can be found at: Travel.State.Gov. You will be provided with international health insurance coverage for your travel and the cost will be posted to your OHIO student account.
First Steps - Heritage College Years 1 and 2 - Independent Medical Related Travel
Malpractice Insurance Coverage
International malpractice insurance is available through the Academic Group if needed.
The fourth year is the ideal time for OCOM 8911 Elective Global Health Rotations and we suggest that all fourth year rotations be completed by mid-April. Rotations in the third year can be made under special circumstances and if scheduled early with your clinical site. To receive credit you must complete the application process and work with your clinical education office to ensure that there is a preceptor and education/affiliation agreement in place. You must be in good academic and judicial standing to participate. All independent rotations must be planned 6-12 months in advance.
First Steps - Heritage College Years 3 & 4 - OCOM 8911 Global Health Elective
Rotations to countries with State Department Warnings will not be approved. Travel to countries with International SOS ratings of medium or higher may require additional review. Information on current state department warnings can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
Students participating in for credit courses are covered under Ohio University's malpractice insurance coverage for Global Health Elective Rotations.
|Child Family Health International||Multiple locations and topic areas||www.cfhi.org||affiliation agreement; preceptor documentation|
|Centro Evagelico de Medicina do Lubango - Dr. Tim Kubacki||Genera; Angola remote email@example.com||Affiliation agrement; preceptor documentation|
|CerviCusco||Cusco, Peru; women's cervical cancer clinic||www.friendsofcervicusco.org||Affiliation Agreement; preceptor documentation|
|University Hospital, University of Crete||General; Crete, Greece||contact Evi Kortsidaki; firstname.lastname@example.org||