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Independent Global Health Opportunities

 

HSP & Other Students Interested In Global Health

Diane Lui Angola

The Global Health Initiative has developed relationships with two third party providers: Child Family Health International and International Service Learning who offer opportunities at sustained community health programs in several countries. These programs are open to both Heritage College and HSP students and offer clinical experiences for the healthcare professions as well as general global health opportunities.

The Office of Global Opportunities website provides information on all OHIO based study abroad programs and links to information on several third party provider organizations that offer study abroad, exchange, work, internship and service learning experiences.  Several of these third party programs offer public health, global health and other community health opportunities. Click here to review the types of Education Abroad Opportunities listed on the OGO website. The Office of Global Opportunities offers advising by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

Non-Heritage College students click here for information on how to apply to Non-OHIO Programs or for independent study, research or Ohio-affiliated travel.

Heritage College Students

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The Global Health Initiative has developed relationships with two third party providers: Child Family Health International and International Service Learning who offer opportunities at sustained community health programs in several countries. Both of these programs offer clinical experience as well as medical education opportunities.

Heritage College students can also arrange their own programs through church organizations, other universities, hospitals and the American Medical Student Association. All independent rotations must be planned 9-12 months in advance.
Rotations to countries with State Department Warnings will not be approved. Travel to countries with International SOS Ratings of medium or higher may require additional review. Information on current State Department warnings can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html.

Select your program carefully.  This article identifies some of the issues to consider:  "Some Health Programs Overseas Let Students Do Too Much Too Soon."

First and Second Year Heritage College Students

The summer between the first and second years at the Heritage College offer the best opportunity for Heritage College students to participate.  Year 1 and 2 students will not receive any credit for participating and will NOT be covered under Heritage College malpractice insurance.  However, please follow these steps to register your trip with the Heritage College and OU.  Rotations to countries with State Department Warnings will not be approved.  Travel to countries with International SOS Ratings of medium or higher may require additional review.   Information on current State Department warnings can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html. 

First Steps - Heritage College Years 1 & 2

  1. Complete the Affiliated Travel Packet and return to the Global Health Office.  We will forward to the Office of Global Opportunities.
  2. Complete the online supplemental application and return to the Global Health Office.
  3. Review and sign the Guidelines for Ethical Practice for International Rotations and return to the Global Health Office.
  4. All documents will be reviewed by the Global Health Office and you will be notified by e-mail if your trip is approved.
  5. Follow the Checklist to complete preparations for your trip.
     
Malpractice Insurance Coverage

We highly recommend that first and second year students obtain international malpractice insurance through the Academic Group.  The Global Health Office will not arrange for this insurance for you.

Third & Fourth Year Heritage College Students

The 4th year is the ideal time and we suggest that all 4th year rotations be completed by mid-April.  Rotations in the 3rd year can be made under special circumstances.  To receive credit you must complete the application process and work with your CORE Office to ensure that there is a preceptor and location agreement in place.  You must be in good academic and judicial standing to participate.

 HCOM IR Timeline Years 3 & 4

 First Steps - Heritage College Years 3 & 4

  1. Contact the Office of Global Health Programs to indicate your interest in an independent rotation.  We are happy to provide assistance in identifying a location or program and completing the application process.
  2. Identify a program, location and preceptor.
  3. Follow the Checklist for Independent International Rotations to apply for the program and complete the necessary paperwork.  The application process includes payment of a $150 administrative fee.
  4. If your preceptor and/or international host institution do not have current agreements with OU, you will need to request that your CORE Office initiate the completion of a Faculty Profile Form and a host institution Affiliation/Educational Agreement.  These forms must be received before your rotation can be approved.  (Your CORE Office may contact the Office of Global Health if they need more information on this process.)
  5. Complete the on-line application and supplemental application.  Return the supplemental applicant to globalhealth@ohio.edu.
  6. Review, sign and return the Guidelines for Ethical Practice for International Programs.
  7. For credit, follow the appropriate OCOM 8911 syllabus: Class of 2015 or Class of 2016
     
Malpractice Insurance Coverage

Participants are required to obtain and pay for international malpractice insurance coverage through the Academic Group.  Provide proof of insurance to the Office of Global Health Programs.

 

Where Have OHIO Global Health Students Been?

 

OUHCOM IR Map 2004-20142
Heritage College Independent International Rotations 2004 - 2014

 

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