Expanding our program outreach to diverse areas of the world will offer our participants the broadest possible cultural experience. VIA’s initial medical destinations are Central America (Guatemala), East Africa (Kenya and Somalia), South Africa (Botswana), and West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria), as there are already Vanderbilt faculty with established relationships and experience in these areas. The Department of Anesthesiology and our partnering international institutions are developing long-term plans that address mutually-acceptable goals and needs.
As VIA grows, we expect our list of established, on-going destinations to increase and to include Asia, India, the Pacific Rim, and the Caribbean. Click on the program locations in the gold navigation menu to the left to learn more about VIA’s specific mission in that area.