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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Visited Locations (5)

Countries: Ghana, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania

Months of Travel: February, April, July

Year Initiated: 2009

Total Yearly Outreach Participants: ~25

Matriculants per class: ~75

Medical School Involvement: M1, M2, M3, M4

Other participating professional schools:

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Faculty and staffing:

SIU Faculty

Application process:

Make a personal contact with SIU Faculty by sending an email to globalhealth@siumed.edu

Program elements:

1. Faculty led one on one contact with health personnel, on-site in host country - involves ward rounds, seeing patients as needed, distributing donated items.

2. M3 and M4 student ran organization in partnership with Global Brigades sends a group to Nicaragua annually - involved in clinical care, public health education, distribution of donated supplies and other activities as needed by the local community. At least one faculty member accompanies the group on trips.

Financial support:

None, Fundraising

Faculty time allotted:

Volunteer faculty

Administrative support:




NGO/In Country Partners

  • Medical (Global) Brigades
  • International Health and Development Network (IHDN)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield