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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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Follow Dr. Aulitzky’s Educational Trip to Kyrgyzstan!

Follow Dr. Aulitzky’s Educational Trip to Kyrgyzstan!

Kyrgyzstan, home to towering mountains and rolling plains, is one of the OMI’s target regions. The healthcare system of the landlocked country is still developing and in rural regions, the access to doctors is often limited. For an OMI visiting professorship, Dr....

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A Week of Growth: OMI Seminar in Medical Quality and Safety

A Week of Growth: OMI Seminar in Medical Quality and Safety

This week the OMI had the honor of hosting a transformative seminar on medical quality and safety. The seminar was a remarkable blend of knowledge sharing, collaborative learning, and professional development. Our course director, Dr. Ron Keren, OMI partner for...

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OMI Observerships 2025: Applications Open

OMI Observerships 2025: Applications Open

Have you been waiting to extend your OMI career and benefit from the different programs OMI has to offer? The observership applications for the first half of 2025 (February to June) are now open, and we are looking forward to your applications! Join a leading Austrian...

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