GHSP Peace Corps Volunteers
Participants in the program will be Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) in the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). Volunteers will work in priority medical and nursing education systems in partner countries. In coordination with host country faculty, GHSP PCV will primarily function as academic medical or nursing educators. They will also participate in direct medical care as appropriate to effective education and mentorship.
The Peace Corps and the Global Health Service Corps will work in close collaboration with the Ministries of Health, Ministries of Education and identified educational/health institutions to increase capacity and strengthen the quality and sustainability of medical, nursing, and midwifery education and clinical practice.
Potential specialty areas include:
- general adult care in internal medicine/ critical care
- mental health
- general surgery
- family medicine
- obstetrics and gynecology or midwifery
Physician and Nursing GHSP PCVs will be responsible for:
- teaching clinical medicine or nursing to students, house staff and other learners through in-patient and out-patient settings and in formal and informal didactic sessions (e.g. grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences, ward rounds, and mentorship sessions and/or didactics)
- role-modeling clinical diagnostic and therapeutic bedside practice
- working closely with in-country colleagues and faculty to develop curricula and appropriate clinical modules
- assisting in the establishment of course/clinical goals and outcomes, and methods to evaluate programs effectively.
All volunteers will serve as a resource for faculty and students, and will provide lectures and in-services, advice on evidence-based medical and nursing practice, as well as access to the latest research in specialty areas.
The Peace Corps requires that all volunteers are US citizens.