Location
  • Online
Length
1 to 9 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Timeframe
Summer
Jun 28, 2022
Aug 28, 2021
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About Program

A flexible 10-hour virtual program with modules focusing on a specific FIMRC site’s operations, common diseases through a medical case study, and cultural exploration, with the option to add on clinical observation. This program connects globally-minded professionals and students with real-world experiences in resource-limited settings to turn global health theory into practical application.

Join FIMRC's Global Health Essentials from the comfort of your home, and you'll feel like you spent one week visiting a FIMRC project site!

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Flexible time schedule and flexibilty
  • Fieldwork overviews from Site Staff
  • Real-world experience and connections

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  • Support 4.5
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Nathan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

FIMRC: Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience

I participated in FIMRC's Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience as a way to volunteer my time in a global setting while the COVID-19 pandemic restricted international travel. I loved learning about the important work that FIMRC does in various countries through reading articles, watching videos and participating in Zoom meetings with staff members. I was able to help contribute to this work by creating presentations, quizzes, activities and infographics teaching locals about pertinent diseases and how to prevent them. In all, I thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering, learned a lot, and gained valuable experience promoting global health from my own home.

What would you improve about this program?
It would be nice to have more opportunities for Zoom meetings observing FIMRC staff working onsite.
19 people found this review helpful.
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Jasmine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gain Global Health experience virtually!

FIMRC stepped up very quickly and adapted to the rapidly evolving global pandemic situation by making both the Global Health Volunteer and Global Health Fellow opportunities available virtually. I was very impressed with the adaptability of the organization as well as the positive-mindedness of all the staff I interacted with. I participated in the virtual GH experience for two weeks in May - a week with Project Bududa (Uganda) and a week with Project Huancayo (Peru). The reading materials assigned and the videos made available as part of the "curriculum" were informative and engaging, although my favorite parts of the experience were the live discussions with in-country teams. I would recommend FIMRC's virtual GH volunteer opportunities to anyone that wants to continue learning about global health while contributing to the cause during these unprecedented times. Well done FIMRC!

What would you improve about this program?
While virtual volunteering is not the same as being on site in person, live-streaming daily activities from the project site and/or providing a live walkthrough of a clinic site may make for a more immersive experience for volunteers.
26 people found this review helpful.

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