Undergraduate Medical Education

SUMMER PROGRAMS

University of Oslo International Summer School

Course E-105 International Issues in Health Systems Development Eight semester-hour graduate credits. Duration: Six weeks.

Lectures: Four hours daily (09:15-13:00).

Prerequisites: Minimum BA degree or equivalent in a health-related subject. The course is specially relevant for health care professionals and service providers, policy makers, planners and program officers in government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Objectives: The course aims to provide students with a foundation for understanding issues facing health care systems throughout the world.

Content: Beginning with an examination of primary health care (PHC) values and strategies, e.g. equity, decentralization, community participation, the course continues with a look at issues of health sector reforms, e.g. health financing, the private/public mix, the role of the state, quality improvements, patient oriented services, and meeting the need of special groups.

Contact:

Oslo Summer School North American Branch Office,
c/o St. Olaf College,
1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057-1098.
Ph: (507) 646-3269 and (800) 639-0058
E-mail:iss@stolaf.edu
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Research Norwegian Information Services in U.S.

825 Third Ave., 38th floor, New York, NY 10022-7584.
Ph: (212) 421-7333 Fax (212) 754-0583.
E-mail: norcons@interport.net
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Technion Medical School in Haifa, Israel

Amir Krivoy-Chairman of Student's Council.
Medical Student's Association, 12 haaliya St. bat-galim, Haifa 35254, Israel.
Ph: 00972-48530259
E-mail: TMSA@Techunix.technion.ac.il

New England Institute of Jewish Studies-Medical Ethics course in Jerusalem, Israel Four week graduate summer course (after MS1) for Jewish students at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Contact:
New England Institute of Jewish Studies Graduate School Division
Ph: (781) 433-7172
E-mail: info@neijs.org
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The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Offers a summer problem-solving course preparing third and fourth year medical students and primary care residents for health care experiences in developing countries. This full-time class (60 class hours) is intensive, interactive, and a very practical course intended for those who already have an overseas site arranged for the following year. Faculty are all experienced clinicians from several departments. Visiting medical students receive four weeks/one month's elective credit at their home school. Includes one weekend visit to Nogales, Mexico to talk to health personnel and health activists.

Contact:

Ronald Pust, MD or Tracy Carroll, MPH, RPT
University of Arizona SOM
Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
P.O. Box 245053
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520)626-7962 (administrative assistant)
Fax: (520)626-6134
E-mail: rpust@u.arizona.edu

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