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  Open Medical Institute

The Open Medical Institute (OMI) is an educational initiative for medical professionals which aims to improve healthcare on a global scale. Fellows trained by the OMI are equipped to significantly enhance healthcare delivery in their home countries. The program was founded in 1993 by the American Austrian Foundation (AAF) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) in close collaboration with physicians from Weill Cornell Medicine. Over the past decades, many leading medical institutions in the United States and Europe have joined this initiative by providing highly committed faculty who donate their time and expertise, sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues from around the world. Since 1993, the OMI has awarded more than 27,600 fellowships to physicians from 132 different countries, to whom more than 3,600 observerships in Austrian and American hospitals have been granted.

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OMI 2025: Call for Applications!

OMI 2025: Call for Applications!

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? The 2025 OMI seminar program is now open for registration, and we cannot wait for your application! Join motivated colleagues from around the world in Salzburg, Austria, for a one-week course in your medical specialty. The OMI seminars consist...

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OMI 2025: Call for Applications!

OMI 2025: Call for Applications!

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? The 2025 OMI seminar program is now open for registration, and we cannot wait for your application! Join motivated colleagues from around the world in Salzburg, Austria, for a one-week course in your medical...

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Life is not Measured in Minutes, but in Heartbeats!

Life is not Measured in Minutes, but in Heartbeats!

Have you ever wondered what challenges a pediatric cardiologist faces or which treatments are best for critical heart diseases? These questions and more were posed, debated, and answered during the Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Pediatric Cardiology, which lasted from April...

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Medicine and Culture: Observerships in March 2024

Medicine and Culture: Observerships in March 2024

In March, ten observers joined the list of OMI fellows to attend a one-month long clinical observership offered in leading hospitals across Austria. Eight observers completed their observerships at the Medical University of Vienna, arriving from Estonia, Kazakhstan,...

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Caring for Children with Urologic Disorders

Caring for Children with Urologic Disorders

The Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a world leader in pediatric urology, offering specialized care for a wide range of urologic disorders in children and adolescents. The OMI had the pleasure to host not only medical professionals...

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