Overseas Volunteering Opportunities for Physicians
International volunteer opportunities
Current opportunities from Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)
Further information on the following opportunities may be found at HVO's website or by calling (202) 296-0928.
Orthopaedics in Ethiopia and Uganda: General Orthopaedists and sub-specialists are needed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for 2-4 week assignments and in Kampala, Uganda for 4 week assignments training residents, students and orthopaedic assistants.
Emergency Medicine physicians are needed for 1 month assignments in June through August, 2013 in Bhutan. Volunteers provide continuing education and training in the emergency medicine department of a national referral hospital. Must be board certified in emergency medicine or a primary care specialty with significant practice experience in emergency medicine.
Oncology in Vietnam: Volunteers trained in oncology, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists, are needed for teams going to Hue, Vietnam March 4-15 and May 20-31, 2013.
Travel with your peers: The AMA Senior Physicians Group (SPG) offers travel and educational programs through its travel partner, AHI Travel. For more information, see the Senior Physicans Section website or call Alice Reed at (312) 464-5523.
U.S. Department of State: You are invited to apply to serve as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative initiative in which you can grow professionally while doing public service. If you are a United States citizen and have a minimum of five years professional experience, you will have the opportunity to work on global issues of vital importance to our country, including avian influenza, HIV/AIDS, the environment, counterterrorism, human rights, trade, energy and many others. You may also work with other government entities including the White House and Congress. For questions or to obtain more information, please contact Bill Pope at (202) 261-8865.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is seeking board certified licensed physicians to become "on-call" scientists, an initiative which aims to expand pro bono science in the service of human rights. In particular, doctors are needed to document evidence of torture and other abuse for men and women fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking asylum in the United States. Please contact the AAAS at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Pediatric Rotation in Jamaica: The Issa Trust Foundation sponsors a pediatric medical rotation program of four weeks duration in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It is open to attendings, fellows, and third year pediatric residents. Housing is provided at the all-inclusive couples resort in Ocho Rios. Ground transportation is also provided. Dr. Stacy McConkey, AMA member and faculty member at the University of Iowa, is the medical director. For more information please contact Diane Pollard, Vice President of the Issa Trust Foundation at email@example.com.