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Volunteer Opportunities for Physicians

International volunteer 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.

Other opportunities

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 USAID and United Nations. For questions and more information contact Franklin Fellows Staff at franklinfellowsprogram@state.gov

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 oncall@aaas.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 issatrustfoundation@yahoo.com.