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International Opportunities in Medical Education

As medical student and faculty interest in cross-cultural education and global health increases, it is important to have a better understanding of the variety and scope of available international education opportunities. FAIMER and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have joined together to collect information about the international activities of U.S. allopathic medical schools and to make that information available to the public.

The resulting directory, International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME), contains information about international programs for medical students, residents, and faculty as reported by the medical schools who have responded to our survey. IOME provides information about which schools offer such programs, how they are funded, and where they take place. In many cases, individual schools provide further information about their programs on their own websites. Users can search IOME by the type of opportunity offered and by geographic region.

IOME will be updated as new information becomes available. In addition to information from U.S. medical schools, FAIMER and AAMC anticipate collecting information about international opportunities from medical schools worldwide for addition to the IOME directory.

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Please contact Shirley Williams at inquiry@faimer.org with questions, additions, or suggestions regarding IOME.

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[last update: February 26, 2009]