San Jose, Costa Rica - Virtual

Date: Flexible

Partner: Health Volunteers Overseas

Cost: There is no cost to be a volunteer, however HVO membership is encouraged.

About Health Volunteers Overseas: Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training, and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries. Working collaboratively with our partners abroad, HVO volunteers engage in activities such as delivering didactic and clinical trainings, offering case consultations, providing curricular input for teaching institutions, or revising administrative and clinical procedures for health care facilities. While in-person volunteer assignments are on hiatus due to COVID-19, HVO is offering remote volunteer opportunities. In 2021, HVO volunteers provided over 4,000 hours of e-learning and online support to health professionals at over 45 different institutions. Once travel is possible again, both in-person and remote volunteer opportunities will be available.

About the Mission: HVO partners with the Costa Rican College of Physicians to assist in the didactic training of internal medicine residents at three hospitals in San Jose: San Juan de Dios Hospital, Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital, and Mexico Hospital. The internal medicine residency program is four years, with approximately 60 residents among the three hospitals. Volunteers will provider 1-hour lectures through Zoom.

Volunteers must be internal medicine academics who are board certified internists or possess equivalent training. Experienced volunteers who are retired and no longer hold a current license are eligible. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

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