International Healthcare Opportunities

Child Family Health International

Cross-Cultural Solutions

ECELA Medical Spanish Program

Flying Doctors of America

Global Medical Training

Global Service Corps

International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse – this website is designed for health-care professionals and students who are interested in volunteer work, employment, or studying with under-served communities at home or abroad.

International Health Resources – annotated listing of international health sites from UC Berkeley Public Health Library.

International Medical Volunteers Association – provides information on how to become international volunteer, links to hundreds of volunteer opportunities.

International Service Learning

Medical Ministry International

Medicos del Mundo

Northwest Medical Teams International – Typical volunteer stints last from 10 days for development teams to one month for disaster-response teams. The organization also manages programs around the world in HIV/AIDS prevention and emergency medical service training.

Project Hope is the largest nongovernmental international health organization in the United States, with public-health and medical relief volunteer opportunities, primarily short term, in 34 countries. – Radiology serving the world.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps provides free health, dental, and eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. Volunteers participate in expeditions (at their own expense) in some of the world’s most exciting places.

SOMOS HERMANOS – Student Immersion Program. Contact the program directors for more details about SIP and how to apply. Elise Wach, (440) 315-4211 or Joe Herrold (323) 377-9527.

Unite for Sight

World Health Organization (WHO)

Note: Participation in the following organizations requires professional licensure.

Doctors Without Borders – MSF requires a six-month minimum commitment for a first mission (except for surgeons and anesthesiologists) and pays travel expenses and a stipend. The organization is working on securing loan forgiveness for volunteers who have heavy medical-school debt.

ReSurge – This organization sends volunteer medical teams on short trips to provide free reconstructive plastic surgery for needy children and adults. Their needs for personnel include plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and pediatricians.