Clemson Partners With FIMRC to Provide Global Health EducationFeb 26, 2021
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (February 26, 2021) – The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) has shifted its volunteer platform to the virtual space due to the halt placed on international travel. With that, FIMRC has relied heavily on valued partnerships to advocate for their mission to provide healthcare to underserved communities at their project sites worldwide such as Project Site Alajuelita, Costa Rica and Project Site Bududa, Uganda. Clemson University has been one of FIMRC’s most valuable partners dedicated to providing global health education and opportunities to its students.
“I am very pleased with the dedication Jessica Southern, FIMRC’s Key Relations Manager, has evidenced as she and I built a virtual global health internship for my health science internship course,” explained Kathleen Meyer, Senior Lecturer and Internship Coordinator at Clemson University. “Twelve of my interns are partaking in the 10-week program and interacting with nine different countries. I hope to continue to offer this internship option in the future and know students are well engaged and learning so much from this FIMRC experience.”
Clemson University has worked alongside FIMRC, creating multiple opportunities and providing students with hands-on experience, including a Clemson Virtual Global Health Internship, Clemson Language and International Health Internship, and participation in the Virtual Chapter Retreat held this past December. Each program is tailored to connect students interested in global health with FIMRC on-site staff at various project sites while participating in training modules, project development, and more.
“Through my virtual internship with FIMRC, I was able to connect with and learn from healthcare professionals around the world while expanding my knowledge of global health and holistic patient care,” explained Jessica Metts, a student at Clemson University. “This was a valuable experience that changed my perspective of both the world and the healthcare field, and I met so many amazing people in the process!”
FIMRC is proud to partner with institutions such as Clemson University, and through their efforts, hopes to continue offering these opportunities to multiple universities across the country and connect students interested in global health with the chance to serve medically underserved communities worldwide.
ABOUT FIMRC – Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for families around the world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustaining health programs. Founded in 2002, incorporated in Washington, DC and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, FIMRC utilizes its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships to assert multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts, and health education programs. For more information, visit fimrc.org and follow along on social media: Facebook @officialfimrcpage and Instagram @fimrc.
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