The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Health Sciences Center for Global Health are exploring training and collaboration opportunities with the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai, India. Pamela Potter, administrative director, Health Sciences Center for Global Health, and Poorvi Hardman, associate director, Residents Global Health Scholars Program, are interested in integrating the resident's global health group into the Office of Global Health. Potter stated that one of the advantages of this partnership will be the sharing of clinical sites internationally with Ohio State students and residents.
The College of Medicine previously sent students and residents to King Edward Memorial Hospital from 2013 to 2018. Hardman’s goal is to develop a synergy with KEM, which will allow Ohio State residents to get some experience at KEM (1-2 months at length) and have King Edward Memorial trainees benefit from opportunities, including a visiting scholars program at Ohio State. Potential exchange programs could focus on internal medicine, preventative medicine, and preoperative medicine.
The India Gateway helped establish contact with King Edward Memorial Hospital and facilitated a virtual interaction with the medical superintendent and the academic dean.