Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

September 20, 2017

FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IN NEUROLOGY SURGERY

Description

The Foundation for International Education in Neurology Surgery (FIENS) was established in 1969 to remedy the dire shortage of neurosurgeons in the developing world. The organization is mostly composed of American physicians, but two Canadians sit on the board of directors and interested Canadian neurosurgeons are encouraged to get involved.

Where they work

Belize, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, North Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Who is needed

Neurosurgeons or neurosurgery residents.

Commitment

A typical trip lasts one month.

Financial Considerations

FIENS covers round-trip travel costs and the host site typically coverages living expenses during the stay there.

Contact

Dr Gail Rosseau, grosseau@cinn.org

http://www.fiens.org