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Summer Course on International Health: Clinical and Community Care at University of Arizona
Deadline: May
This tuition-free, full-time (80 class hours) interactive, practical course prepares third- and fourth-year (North American) medical students and residents for international rotations. Visiting medical students receive three weeks' elective credit at their home school (which must also arrange the actual overseas preceptorship). The class takes place in July and is limited to 24 students. For information and application forms, contact: Ron Pust, MD, e-mail: aheimann@u.arizona.edu , tel. (520) 626-7962, or visit www.globalhealth.arizona.edu.

Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science
Summer Research Opportunities
UCSF School of Medicine
There are various summer opportunities in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including time in a basic research lab, a clinical research project, clinical community experiences, and international health opportunities. Contact: Patty Robertson.

UCSF-Fresno Medical Spanish and Clinical Skills
Deadline:
This four-week program in Fresno teaches medical Spanish by focusing on basic skill building in the physical examinations of adults and pediatric patients. Participants also have the opportunity to use their acquired skills in oupatient settings serving Latino patients. This year's program is from June-July. For more information please visit the Medical Spanish & Clinical Skills Program website.

Training Program in International Health of the
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

Deadline: July 31 of each year
This program provides training in international health to eight or ten health professionals living in the Americas every year. Selected participants work at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO, Washington DC) in their chosen area of concentration and develop a work/study plan with a mentor and the unit chief. During the period of study beginning in late-January and ending in mid-December, participants are given a round-trip ticket to Washington, DC as well as a stipend for basic living expenses and moving costs. Applicants must have a Master's degree in Public Health or an equivalent graduate degree and a minimum of two years experience directing programs in education or public health research. Strong communication skills in English and Spanish are required. For more information visit the PAHO website or contact the Training Program in International Health, PAHO, 525 Twenty Third Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037-2895, Tel 202-974-3592.

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