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 Academic Partners
The OMI’s American and European academic partner institutions provide highly committed faculty, who donate their time and expertise sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues from around the world.
OMI International Partners
The OMI collaborates with institutions in Latin and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Russia. These partners promote the OMI Programs to local physicians and provide administrative, financial and logistical support to these physicians if selected for an OMI Program. By including physicians from other continents, OMI fosters relationships between healthcare professionals who treat many different diseases, therby significantly increasing their knowledge base.
- Alianza Médica para la Salud (AMSA), Mexico
- Clinica Alemana, Chile
- Bugando Medical Center, Tanzania
- Benjamin Mkapa Hospital, Tanzania
- Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
- Black Lion (Tikur Anbessa) Specialized Teaching Hospital, Ethiopia
- Bushulo Health Center, Ethiopia
- Charles University, Czech Republic
- Olga Havel Foundation, Czech Republic
- Medical University Belgrade, Serbia
- First Pavlov State Medical University, Russian Federation
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, Rumania and Serbia by establishing OMI Centers of Excellence in specific medical specialties at leading centers:
- Urology: Semmelweis University, Budapest & University of Szeged, Hungary
- Pediatric Diabetes: Carol Davila University, Bucharest, Romania
- Diabetes: University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
- General Pediatrics: National Cardiovascular Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
At each center, 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 stem brain drain.