International Medical Programs with Worldwide Locations


Himalayan Health Exchange

Himalayan Health Exchange's (HHE) expeditions combine service, education and adventure to provide care to the underserved populations in select, remote areas of Indo-Tibetan Borderlands. Each trip combines service and adventure, with team members providing care while also experiencing the land, its natural environment, people and culture. 


Child Family Health International

Child Family Health International (CFHI) is a global family of committed professionals and students who work at the grassroots level to promote the health of the world community. CFHI has multiple projects in numerous countries across the globe.


Operation Smile

Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together, we create smiles, change lives, heal humanity.

International Federation Medical Student's Association

The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) is an independent, non-governmental and non-political federation of medical students' associations throughout the world. In 2007 IFMSA had 102 National Member Organizations from 100 countries on six continents and represented more than 1 million medical students worldwide.

The IFMSA was founded in May 1951 and is run for and by medical students on a non-profit basis. It is officially recognized as a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) within the United Nations' and recognized by the World Health Organization as the International Forum for medical students. It exists to serve medical students all over the world. IFMSA was established in the Netherlands as a charity organization.

Unite for Sight

Unite For Sight® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Local and visiting volunteers work with partner eye clinics to provide eye care in communities without previous access, with the goal of creating eye disease-free communities. Additionally, vision screening and education programs are implemented worldwide by volunteers working in ninety chapters established at universities in North America, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Broadreach/Academic Treks

Academic adventure & community service division offers trips for grades 9–12 which combine hands-on learning, community service, cultural exploration & adventure travel. Possible opportunities for medical and nursing students to support trips. Company is based in Raleigh, NC.

Foundation for Sustainable Development

FSD supports the efforts of grassroots development organizations in Latin America, East Africa, and Asia that are working to better the communities, environments, and the economic opportunities around them. Through our programs, we aim to raise international awareness of the economic challenges in developing countries and support cross-cultural communities in finding more effective solutions to development issues.

CDC O.D. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health

The O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health, endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust, is designed to encourage students to think of public health in a global context.

Established in 1999, the fellowship provides an opportunity for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert fellows spend four to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem in conjunction with CDC staff. Through these experiences, students establish relationships with, and receive training from, recognized experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies.


David E. Rogers Fellowship Program (offered through the NY Academy of Medicine)

The New York Academy of Medicine invites applications for the David E. Rogers Fellowship Program from first-year medical and dental students for support of projects to be executed during the summer between the first and second years of medical or dental school.

The Rogers Fellowship is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as social enterprises that is, as enterprises devoted to the capacity of these professions in any and all of their expressions to serve human needs particularly the needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations. The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human need, or community activities.

University of Arizona Global Health Course

Summer course on GLOBAL HEALTH: CLINICAL AND COMMUNITY CARE at the University of Arizona is a full-time (80 class hours) interactive, practical course preparing fourth-year North American medical students and residents for "international rotations." Visiting students receive up to four weeks' elective credit at their home institution (which must also arrange the actual overseas preceptorship). Open to medical students in years 3-4 and primary care residents and physicians. Also open to other health care clinicians.