Spotlight on Northwestern Medicine International Health
March 25, 2021 | 2 min. to read
The Northwestern Medicine International Health program connects patients and caregivers to some of the most advanced medical care available at Northwestern Medicine, while also driving innovation and growth around the world. It is committed to improving the health of the global community to the NM standard of care through education, research, consultative services and access.
Both patients who travel for treatment and those who cannot travel receive support from a team of clinical and operational staff and the strategic international alliances they have cultivated. This dual approach means patients and their families are welcomed with personal support and assistance throughout their healthcare journey.
International Health has served patients and caregivers from more than 100 countries, and the team anticipates even greater growth in the future. “We have an opportunity to strengthen the program’s internal referral pattern, and we’re seeking physicians to get involved,” says Jessica Morrissey, director of international relations. “As a network, we can continue to provide even more comprehensive care on a global level.” Even with the clinical complexity of a global pandemic, physicians can strengthen involvement with NM International Health in a number of ways:
Formalize already active global work by connecting with the International Health team.
If international contacts connect with you directly about collaborating or have questions, let NM help support the relationship by exploring the potential of working together.
Update the languages you speak on your nm.org physician profile.
Participate in clinical or research observerships or joint clinical trials.
Share any education programs that may appeal to international scholars and physicians either in person or remotely.
Participate in remote physician-to-physician consultations for second opinions.
Learn more about other health systems by becoming a clinical mentor leader, and get involved in remotely mentoring physicians.