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 insitutions as well as a number of Latin American, African and Middle Eastern institutions have joined the OMI, creating a network that spans the globe.

New York, USA
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, USA
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Clinica Alemana, Santiago de Chile
Czech Republic
Charles University, Prague
Olga Havel Foundation, Prague
First Pavlov State Medical University, St. Petersburg
Medical University Belgrade
Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza
Benjamin Mkapa Hospital, Dodoma
Bushulo Health Center, Awassa
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha

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.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York Presbyterian
Cleveland Clinic
Columbia University
Duke Health
Uniklinikum Salzburg
International Atherosclerosis Society

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. 

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:

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.