International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse (IHOC)

The International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse (IHOC) web site is designed for healthcare professionals and students who are interested in volunteer work with underserved communities at home or abroad. The IHOC website was begun in 1996 by a small group of faculty members and students from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. IHOC is an ongoing project maintained by the Lamar Soutter Medical Library, UMass Chan Medical School.

Students at UMass Chan Medical School should contact the International Medical Education Program for current opportunities in the Global Health Pathway (GHP).

For further information about IHOC, or to request that your organization/program be added to IHOC, please send an email to the International Medical Education Program at UMass Chan Medical School.

DISCLAIMER: The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School does not validate or have approval over any of the agencies listed below.

Organization Name Contact Information Program Description
A Broader View (ABV)

A Broader View has projects in a range of fields across the globe, including hospital and clinic work as well as research and clinical efforts focused on HIV/AIDS, public health, orphanage healthca

Child Family Health International

CFHI's experiences immerse students in global health realities in Latin America, Mexico, India and South Africa. You must be 20 or over with an interest in health or medicine.

Foundation for Sustainable Development

FSD volunteers and student interns work with grassroots organizations to meet a range of community needs.

Global First Responder (GFR)

GFR acts as a centralized network for individuals and agencies involved in relief work worldwide.  It assembles teams that carry out mission trips to areas in need of both health care delivery as w

Global Medic Force

Global Medic Force engages healthcare professionals to rapidly transfer their medical skills and clinical expertise to colleagues in developing countries.

Global Ministries

United Methodist Global Ministries serves as a channel for Christians to offer service globally on short term assignments.

Health Horizons International

Working to improve community health in the Dominican Republic, Health Horizons International partners with the Dolores de la Cruz Maternidad hospital to operate primary health care clinics.

HELP International

HELP international partners with local organizations throughout the globe to promote public health, education, and entrepreneurship/business initiatives that respond to community needs.

Himalayan HealthCare (HHC)

Himalayan Healthcare is a small organization that promotes sustainable development programs, enabling people in Nepal to be self-sufficient.

International Service Learning (ISL)

ISL runs a range of medical programs for both students and professionals with focuses in global health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.


Lalmba's mission is to empower rural communities in Africa to provide their own people with quality basic health care, public health initiatives, microfinance programs, and support for vulnerable c

Life Matters International

LMI reduces maternal and child mortality through capacity building among physician extenders in remote areas of the Philippines.

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors without Borders

MSF provides emergency medical care to people caught in crisis.

Medical Electives

The Medical Elective Network provides medical electives and medical Spanish immersion courses in South America, allowing healthcare professionals and students to take intensive Spanish while in str

Medical Missions Kenya (MMK)

MMK mobilizes medical volunteers to lend their services during two-week medical missions to Kenya. Teams are comprised of volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals.

Medical Teams International

MTI works to serve people affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty around the world.


Medico provides health care and health education to remote communities in Honduras and Nicaragua through short term medical trips and long-term community partnerships. 

Mercy Ships

Mercy ships operates a fleet of hospital ships that provide health services and perform free surgeries where needed medical care is otherwise inaccessible.

Mexican Medical Ministries

Mexican Medical Ministries organizes surgical teams as well as outreach teams that participate in short-term trips, providing needed surgeries and running mobile clinics.

Mountain Medics International (MMI)

MMI aims to improve the health and quality of life of underserved mountain communities in Peru.

Operation Rainbow

Operation Rainbow is dedicated to performing free orthopedic surgery for children and young adults in developing countries who do not have access to the needed medical care otherwise.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile medical programs rely on volunteer medical professionals to perform safe clef surgeries in resource-limited environments.

Physicians for Peace

Physicians for Peace trains, supports, and empowers healthcare professionals working locally with underserved populations. Their focus is health care education.

Primeros Pasos

Primeros Pasos is a community clinic in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala that is dedicated to providing integrated health education projects and quality medical services to underserved communities in the

Project C.U.R.E

Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment for developing countries around the world.

Project Hope

Project Hope works to combat global health challenges related to maternal, neonatal, and child health, disasters and health crises, infectious disease, chronic disease, and health policy.

Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic

Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic is a joint project with the Public Hospital Roatan providing quality medical care to children of the Bay Islands of Honduras.


Seva works to restore vision and prevent blindness, with the hope that their efforts will help break cycles of poverty in underserved communities.

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

Volunteer ophthalmic surgeons participate in small surgical mission teams to provide medical and educational services to underserved communities, helping to restore sight and prevent blindness.

Tandana Foundation The Tandana Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports community initiatives in Ecuador's Otavalo Canton and Mali's Bandiagara District and offers intercultural volunteer experiences.
Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health partners with local communities, organizing ongoing medical trips that return to each partner site every 2-3 months.