We are seeking volunteers and supporters for our newest project in South America.
Health Volunteers Overseas
Project: Internal Medicine
Location: Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Georgetown, GUYANA
Contact: Elysabeth Stuehrmann, Volunteer Coordinator
[December 13, 2016]  - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new internal medicine project at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in Georgetown, Guyana. HVO volunteers will contribute to the ongoing improvement of the GPHC internal medicine residency-training program.
Georgetown, Guyana

GPHC is affiliated with the University of Guyana. Curriculum for the internal medicine residency-training program was developed and implemented in 2013. Graduates of this three-year program earn a Master's Degree from the University of Guyana in internal medicine/infectious disease. As of November 2016, there were only two faculty members at GPHC working with ten internal medicine residents.
HVO volunteers will assist these faculty members and help provide clinical supervision and mentorship to residents at GPHC. Volunteers will provide lectures in areas of internal medicine or its subspecialties and assist with exam development. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide two to four lectures to residents and staff each week during their assignment. Volunteers will also help supervise residents during bedside rounds and serve as mentors to new graduates to cultivate their leadership and teaching skills. There may also be opportunities for volunteers to assist with curriculum development.
HVO's internal medicine program is supported by the American College of Physicians .
Volunteers to GPHC in Georgetown, Guyana must be board certified/eligible internists, internal medicine subspecialists or those in their last year of subspecialty training. Assignments will be 2-4 weeks in length.
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Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO volunteers build local capacity by empowering health care professionals with knowledge and skills to address the health care needs of their communities. HVO volunteers are trained professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. 
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