The Vienna Open Medical Institute stands for international exchange of knowledge to make Vienna the leading center for postgraduate education and Experience Exchange in medicine. Its goal is to establish a global medical network in order to strengthen Vienna’s role as a humanitarian capital and scientific center in Europe.
It is actively supported by the following institutions.
- Vienna Hospital Association
- American Austrian Foundation
- Medical University of Vienna
- Austrian Academy of Sciences
- College of Physicians in Vienna
- and the Medical Chamber Vienna
Educational exchange program and Research-Cooperations
Highly qualified physicians from all over the world are invited to learn and study in Viennese hospitals and research institutions. The program’s objective is to identify English speaking physicians who will benefit from state-of-the-art education in their medical specialities and act as multipliers in their home countries by sharing the knowledge they have acquired.
This exchange of knowledge is bilateral. Viennese doctors have the opportunity not only to develop themselves within the framework of the program, they often also establish cooperations or hold lectures in the home countries of the guests and thus reinforce the sharing of knowledge.
Since the foundation of the program, more than 900 doctors from over 100 countries have benefited from medical knowledge exchange. Renowned lecturers from American and Austrian universities provide the programs content and act as mentor during an observership in an Viennese hospital.