OMI Network

The Open Medical Institute (OMI) is a global educational initiative, which fosters brain gain and minimizes brain drain. Over the past decades, leading American and European medical institutions as well as a number of Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern institutions have joined the OMI, creating a network that spans the globe.

OMI International Partners

The OMI collaborates with institutions in Europe, Latin and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. These partners promote the OMI programs to local physicians and provide administrative, financial, and logistical support. By including physicians from other continents, the OMI fosters relationships between healthcare professionals who treat many different diseases, thereby significantly increasing their knowledge base. 

OMI Centers of Excellence

In 2019, the Open Medical Institute (OMI) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) launched a program to reduce brain drain in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia by establishing the OMI Centers of Excellence in specific medical specialties at leading centers:

At each center, the OMI alumni lead the initiative, developing and overseeing strategically important programs and activities. Through investments in essential medical infrastructure and by providing in-country educational opportunities, this program expects to significantly improve the local healthcare systems and slow brain drain.