OHSU GH Programs
Global Network for Perinatal & Reproductive Health
The objectives of this GNPRH program are to conduct clinical research in the area of reproductive health, identify and introduce the most cost-effective interventions and the best evidence-based clinical practices which when offered to the populations served, can improve important health outcomes. To develop capacity building and transference of skills and advance global knowledge on those diseases which affect the reproductive health of women and children. GNPRH website
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Women's Health in Ethiopia
In-country site information
Email: Rahel Nardos, MD
Emergency Medicine Department - Reciprocal Student Rotation
OHSU Partnership: Reciprocal Student Rotation
Partner: National University of Trujillo (UNT), Peru
Planned: Pilot of 3-4 Trujillo students (senior level) – 1 student per 4 week block
Elective rotation: Emergency Medicine OHSU
ED clinical shifts (adult & pediatric)
Emergency Medical Services – ambulance ride-alongs
Oregon Poison Center – 2 rotations/month
ED lectures/labs with OHSU 4th year students 1 day/week
EM/IM/Pediatric Grand Rounds 1 day/week
Planned: Elective rotations for 3-4 OHSU students (1st & 2nd years); 4 week blocks
Elective rotations: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric clinics
Faculty Mentor/Contact: Dean of Trujillo Medical School
Housing: sublets available ($200/month), Internet available
Email: Dr. Jay D. Kravitz
Public University established May 10, 1824
19,000 students (largest in the country)
Ranked as one of the best universities in Peru & Latin America
The city: Trujillo, Peru
University of Trujillo website
Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP)
The Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP) provides culturally sensitive mental health services for immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities with an emphasis on individuals and families whose first language is not English. IPP provides services to adults, children and families.
IPP serves individuals and families from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Central and South America, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Liberia, Myanmar, Rwanda, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, Vietnam and other countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America.
IPP website ⇒
Surgery Department - Global Health/International Surgery Program
Meet R. Serene Perkins, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Director)
Founded on the premise that all human beings have the universal right to basic surgical care, the OHSU Global Health/International Surgery Program holds four aims:
- to render the faculty's surgical skills for humanitarian service;
- to develop sustainable partnerships in surgical excellence;
- to foster intellectual exchange through cross-border collaboration with partners in South Asia in clinical practice, education, and research;
- and to build cross-cultural understanding through respect and sensitivity.
Building Cross-Cultural Collaboration Through Surgical Education: The International Surgery Research Fellowship at OHSU
Purpose: To establish an international surgical educational exchange program with regional partners in South Asia to advance cross-cultural collaboration. Five areas are addressed: health referral systems in South Asia; advanced GI laparoscopy, educational exchange, collaborative research, and community/rural outreach.
Program Description: The ISRF program's international partner is the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow, India. SGPGIMS is a high volume tertiary care referral center whose surgeons specialize in complex conditions and re-operative surgery in the adult and pediatric population. Its five areas of specialization are: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, and Endocrine Surgery. One of the largest in the nation in size and patient volume, it serves a very sizable urban population (>180 million). Residents, medical students, and nursing students are encouraged to apply in order to gain a diverse sense of how medicine is practiced in a rapidly developing yet low-income nation. Since its inception in 2006, 8 students and 10 faculty have participated in the exchange program. Generally, students participate in 1- to 3-month rotations, although longer tracks (up to 1 year) are also available. We also conduct research exchange programs on the faculty level with our base institution.
Aims and Expectations: Participants will be exposed to a larger spectrum of surgical disease in an environment where resources are limited. Critical thinking with basic diagnostic tools, cost effectiveness, cultural sensitivity, leadership and teamwork skills are emphasized. Multiple opportunities for research and publications are available. Students' contributions and professionalism are crucial in helping to further collaboration and strengthen education and surgical treatment systems internationally. We hope to inspire surgical trainees to lifelong humanitarianism and service.
How to Apply: Please complete the ISRF application. Applicants from outside institutions are welcomed. The deadline for applications is rolling; interviews will be held after receipt of a complete application and notifications will be sent shortly thereafter. The program target on-site start date varies depending on the length of track. Please contact Mackenzie Cook, MD for further information.R. Serene Perkins, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Surgery
Director, Global Health / International Surgery Program
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Portland, Oregon USA
Global Health-International Surgery Website