Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World offers opportunities for health professionals for short-term and long-term assignments. A member of the Médecins Du Monde network of organizations.

Also known as: MDM-USA

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The tenure of field staff depends on the needs of a particular project.


Member organizations of the Médecins du Monde network accept doctors, nurses, health workers and other technical and administrative personnel, according to the nature of each mission.
Doctors and other health workers must have a recognized university degree and be fluent in (at least) the English language.

Financial Arrangements

Field staff may be long term-paid hires, short-term volunteers, or medical professionals who provide their services for a fraction of the salary that they would command in their home countries.

Contact Information

Web Site:


Doctors of the World
375 West Broadway 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Phone: 212-226-9890 or toll free 888-817-HELP

Registration / Application

Consult the MDM International association for how to register with each of it's affiliated national organizations.


History: Incorporated in 1990 as a not-for-profit organization.

Budget: $3,963,162 (fiscal 1998)

Regional Activitiy: Doctors of the World currently has projects in 5 countries in 4 Regions (Africa: 1, Central America: 1, Eastern Europe: 2, Southeast Asia: 1)

Mission Statement

Doctors of the World is:
- Dedicated to improving the health and relieving the suffering of vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad;
- Committed to developing approaches to the delivery of medical care and public health that enhance respect for human dignity;
- Committed to exposing and bearing witness to human rights violations where health is at stake;
- Dedicated to fulfilling the ideals of medicine by encouraging health professionals to provide voluntary services to underserved populations.

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