Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Faculty and Alumni Opportunities in Global Health

This program is intended for Northwestern Medicine faculty members and Northwestern alumni who are licensed in their field opportunities to volunteer abroad and work with underserved communities to provide mindful clinical care. These community-based clinics are affiliated with Northwestern as part of our global partners network and have a need for experienced, licencsed clinicians to serve as preceptors.  They look for physicians and physical therapists who are qualified both in the scope of their practice and their understanding of the complexities of global health. This community-based program serves as an introduction for physicians with interest in helping address this need. We look forward to the development of programs committed to sustainability, equity and education.

The following volunteer opportunities are available.

Clinician Commitment

We seek to foster longitudinal relationships with organizations that promote equitable and sustainable healthcare with a focus on local populations. A period of acclimatization is always necessary when traveling to new surroundings. In order to make the most of this program, the duration and recurrent nature of visits permit clinician volunteers to learn and grow with the program to optimize their contributions and the quality of their overall experience. As a best practice, we encourage at least four weeks at a site with plans to return to contribute further.

Learn More

Interested in one of these programs? Please contact the Center for Global Health via email for more information and to get the volunteer process started.

Contact Us

Interested in visiting Hillside Health Care International? Faculty may contact Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD for more information.

Interested in volunteering at Centro Medico Humberto Parra?  Faculty should contact Center for Global Health for more information.

Interested in volunteering at the Rural Aid Organization? Faculty should contact Center for Global Health for more information.

Online Curriculum

Before you embark on an international opportunity, review the online curriculum for introduction to the major topics in Global Health.