IHOP INTERNATIONAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
What is IHOP? <ul><li>IHOP is a program administered through the Department of Global Health. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows ...
IHOP goals and objectives <ul><li>Witness the health challenges affecting low and middle-income countries. </li></ul><ul><...
What are the requirements? <ul><li>Attend a weekend orientation session during spring break.  </li></ul><ul><li>Spend at l...
What does IHOP cost? Students accepted into IHOP are responsible for bearing all the costs associated with the program (ai...
What do IHOP students do? Spend eight weeks in a developing country, usually at a  healthcare setting. Perform a community...
What have students disliked about IHOP? <ul><li>Language and cultural barriers, difficulty connecting with the community <...
What do IHOP students like about their experience? <ul><li>Most students consider the experience to have been “amazing” an...
What are the IHOP sites? Madagascar Mongolia Peru Uganda Philippines? Mexico?
Madagascar
Uganda
Peru
Mongolia
What else should I know? <ul><li>IHOP is a quarter-long course. There are weekly assignments which must be completed and s...
What makes a strong applicant? <ul><li>Genuine interest in global health and working with underserved populations. </li></...
Who should apply? <ul><li>Students with a genuine interest in learning more about global health. </li></ul><ul><li>Student...
How to apply: <ul><li>The application is available online on the GHRC website. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the electronic a...
How do I find out more? <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Daren Wade  MSW </li></ul><ul><li>Global Health Resource Center...
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IHOP Information Session 2010

  1. 1. IHOP INTERNATIONAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
  2. 2. What is IHOP? <ul><li>IHOP is a program administered through the Department of Global Health. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows medical students an opportunity to learn about global health through an immersion experience in a developing country. </li></ul><ul><li>IHOP students earn 10 units of credit and fulfill their III requirement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. IHOP goals and objectives <ul><li>Witness the health challenges affecting low and middle-income countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a deeper understanding of the social, economic, environmental, and political determinants of health. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster critical analysis of global health policies and programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Build skills for successful international and cross-cultural collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the role physicians can play in reducing health disparities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the requirements? <ul><li>Attend a weekend orientation session during spring break. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend at least eight weeks in your IHOP country. </li></ul><ul><li>Comply with all health and safety recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to the code of conduct while at your site. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all course assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Carry out a community project. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a week of classroom seminars at the end of summer quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and present an academic poster. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does IHOP cost? Students accepted into IHOP are responsible for bearing all the costs associated with the program (airfare and transportation to the site, housing, living expenses, and any health requirements). The total costs of IHOP are between $3000 - $5000 per student, depending on the site. Students are eligible for financial aid as well as need-based scholarship support.
  6. 6. What do IHOP students do? Spend eight weeks in a developing country, usually at a healthcare setting. Perform a community health assessment. Identify a health topic of importance to the community. Investigate local approaches to the problem. Partner with a community organization to help address a health need.
  7. 7. What have students disliked about IHOP? <ul><li>Language and cultural barriers, difficulty connecting with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Physical discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Frustrations “getting things done” </li></ul><ul><li>Too little structure </li></ul><ul><li>Too much “downtime” </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough clinical exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Gender and/or age prejudice </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted sexual attention </li></ul><ul><li>Being seen as a “rich American” </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts with site-mates. </li></ul><ul><li>Homesickness </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do IHOP students like about their experience? <ul><li>Most students consider the experience to have been “amazing” and life-changing. </li></ul><ul><li>Witness healthcare in a developing country. </li></ul><ul><li>Confront head-on issues of poverty and social injustice. </li></ul><ul><li>Live, work, and explore a foreign country. </li></ul><ul><li>More deeply understand how to incorporate global health into their future careers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are the IHOP sites? Madagascar Mongolia Peru Uganda Philippines? Mexico?
  10. 10. Madagascar
  11. 11. Uganda
  12. 12. Peru
  13. 13. Mongolia
  14. 14. What else should I know? <ul><li>IHOP is a quarter-long course. There are weekly assignments which must be completed and submitted. You will be busy! </li></ul><ul><li>Prior international experience is not required. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be accepting up to 12 qualified students this year. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have the appropriate language skills for the country you are applying for. </li></ul><ul><li>IHOP is not a clinical preceptorship. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What makes a strong applicant? <ul><li>Genuine interest in global health and working with underserved populations. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and adaptability. </li></ul><ul><li>Independence and personal initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-cultural sensitivity and compassion. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism and maturity. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign-language skills. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Who should apply? <ul><li>Students with a genuine interest in learning more about global health. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who wish to complete their III requirements through an immersion experience in a developing country. </li></ul><ul><li>Students on the Global Health Pathway. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in the MD/MPH program. </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to apply: <ul><li>The application is available online on the GHRC website. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the electronic application along with one letter of recommendation and email it to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Application deadline is January 29. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews will be held the second week of February. </li></ul>
  18. 18. How do I find out more? <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Daren Wade MSW </li></ul><ul><li>Global Health Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>David Roesel MD, MPH, DTM&H </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Medicine/Global Health </li></ul><ul><li>droesel@uw.edu </li></ul>
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