Physician Educator Volunteers
Peace Corps Response - Washington, DC

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The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime. Peace Corps Response recruits U.S. citizens with at least 10 years of professional experience as well as returned Peace Corps Volunteers for short-term, high-impact assignments. These positions are streamlined and designed for Volunteers to hit the ground running.

Global Health Service Partnership Peace Corps Response Volunteers are needed to serve as Physician Trainers and Educators at medical schools and affiliated medical teaching facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. In coordination with host country faculty, Volunteers will work as academic educators/trainers/providers within academic medical settings. The goal of this initiative is to address the critical shortage of doctors on medical faculties in resource constrained countries. Placements will be in medical schools and teaching hospitals in order to augment the staff of those institutions. Volunteers are needed to work in close collaboration with the Ministries of Health, Education, and other institutions to strengthen the quality and sustainability of physician education and clinical practice.

Physician Trainers and Educators licensed in the United States and experienced providing high quality care are needed to help fill faculty and teaching needs as well as strengthen the medical education and delivery in public sector health systems. The Physician Trainers and Educators will formally and informally teach students, house staff, and other learners best practice standards through daily rounds and separate regularly scheduled didactic sessions. Volunteers will enhance existing clinical training systems and structures through the development and implementation of innovative teaching tools in partnership with host country faculty. Volunteers will also be responsible for evaluating and providing routine feedback to students and trainees assigned by host country faculty.

Mandatory Qualifications
-D.O. or MD
-All specialties are welcome to apply. Positions will be determined in part by site demand
-Evidence of board eligibility or board certification in chosen specialty
-Active license in the United States*
-Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.
-Evidence providing culturally sensitive and competent high quality care
-Evidence of personal maturity and patience to work under challenging clinical circumstances including flexibility in adapting to local circumstances and constraints
-Please note: Applicants will be required to meet licensing criteria and obtain appropriate clinical licenses in the host country

Additional Information:

-Application deadline is November 1, 2013
-Volunteers receive the same benefits as traditional Peace Corps Volunteers, including a monthly living stipend, transportation to and from their country of service, comprehensive medical care, a readjustment allowance, and paid vacation days. In addition, Seed Global Health (formerly Global Health Service Corps) may assist Volunteers with need-based supplemental financial stipends.

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