M3 was honored to have the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Nicholas Comninellis, the Founder and President of the Institute of International Medicine (INMED) and learn about the very impactful work they are doing across the globe.
While Dr. Comninellis was teaching public health and family medicine, he noticed a growing desire among students for international service. Many medical schools were also encouraging international education, but few actually offered international clinical self-paceds, and even fewer had a curriculum appropriate to international health issues. Realizing that people who do medical missions usually had a formative experience during their training, Dr. Comninellis envisioned an organization specifically devoted to educational aspects of international medicine. Thus, Dr. Comninellis and community leaders came together and founded INMED in 2003.
INMED exists to equip healthcare professionals and students with the unique skills necessary to effectively serve the world’s most forgotten people. The Institute is built on the truth that one generation can profoundly motivate and equip the next. INMED itself is the result of model individuals who self whose self-sacrificing lifestyle inspired INMED’s leaders to create this organization.
Today, INMED is casting a vision for the next generation of healthcare professionals to serve the most neglected citizens of our planet. Click here to learn more about INMED’s courses, programs and resources.
If you want to connect with INMED in person, they will be exhibiting at the M3 Conference on February 22-23, 2019, so CLICK HERE to register and save $5 by using promo code M3MISSIONS19.