International Placements

The international clinical placement option provides opportunities for students and faculty to share the Midwifery Program’s practices with the global midwifery community. We currently have clinical care and research relationships with practitioners in Holland, Nepal, Uganda, and Zambia.

The main goals for students participating in the global midwifery placement option are:

  • To learn about health care systems in developing countries
  • To work in settings where there are few resources
  • To work alongside midwives and physicians in low-resource settings

Students attend normal births, and experience the ways health care workers address births in low-resource settings. These skills are especially relevant to student midwives as they prepare to respond to the critical shortage of skilled maternity providers in rural and remote areas of British Columbia.

Global Citizenship

It is our desire to educate and prepare graduates to become exceptional global citizens, promote the values of a civil and sustainable society, and conduct outstanding research.

In the summer of 2008, we invited Prossy Musoke to UBC to train in neo-natal resuscitation and share her experiences as a midwife in Uganda.

We sponsored two Ugandan midwives to present at the 2011 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Conference in Durban, South Africa. This endeavour was funded by the Midwives’ Association of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia Midwifery Program.

For more information regarding Global Citizenship, please contact Cathy Ellis at 604-822-2680.

Giving

Donations made to the Midwifery Students for Global Citizenship Fund are used to gift essential medical supplies and equipment to low-resource midwifery hospitals, and to present continuing midwifery education in public regional hospitals.

MIDW 370 Awards and Bursaries

Students who enrol in MIDW 370’s Global Maternal Infant Health during the summer term of 3rd year have the opportunity to apply for funding support.  Below are links to the different awards and bursaries available with details on requirements and deadlines.

UBC Midwifery Global Placement Bursary

The Pollock Clinics Global Student Award

Other Global Bursary and Awards