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  Open Medical Institute

The Open Medical Institute (OMI) is an international initiative for medical professionals, which through education and research, aims to improve healthcare on a global scale. Fellows trained by the OMI are equipped to significantly improve healthcare delivery in their own 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 25,000 fellowships to physicians from 129 different countries, to whom more than 3,400 observerships in Austrian and American hospitals have been granted.

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine: When Every Minute Counts

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: When Every Minute Counts

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, located at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been ranked as one of the top Department of Pediatrics in the United States by U.S. News for the last 10 years. As a longtime partner of the OMI,...

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine: When Every Minute Counts

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: When Every Minute Counts

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, located at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been ranked as one of the top Department of Pediatrics in the United States by U.S. News for the last 10 years. As a...

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Annual Donor Appreciation Dinner 2022

Annual Donor Appreciation Dinner 2022

Great company, excellent food, elegant atmosphere…what a riveting evening! On November 30, 2022, the Open Medical Institute hosted its annual Donor Appreciation Dinner, a wonderful night with friends to celebrate philanthropy. As it was the first post-pandemic donor...

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The Human Body through a Microscope

The Human Body through a Microscope

After the pathology course took place as an OMInar last year, the OMI was happy to welcome an expert team of pathologists from Cleveland Clinic and 37 fellows from 26 countries back to Schloss Arenberg this year. Anatomic pathology plays a key role in patient care...

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Wiener Schule der Medizin Gala 2022

Wiener Schule der Medizin Gala 2022

The annual Wiener Schule der Medizin Gala took place on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the historic Van Swieten Saal at the Medical University of Vienna. This year’s event was dedicated to the topic of “lungs” and included a gala dinner and short lectures about...

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