The success of the IOP is dependent on the contributions of our local Canadian partners, our Donors, an Administrative team, local Volunteers, a Board of Directors, an Academic Advisory Committee and most importantly, our partners and trainees from developing countries


Historically, IOP volunteers have travelled in teams to developing countries to provide on site education. Volunteer teams are comprised of local physicians and healthcare team members like nurses, pharmacists, technologists, biomedical engineers, maintenance personnel. More recently our volunteers assist with program development and/or serve on committees and the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please email.


The IOP is a charitable organization that depends solely on donations to cover the costs associated with bringing physicians to Canada for training. Your can read more about how your donation will help by clicking here. All donations will generate a tax receipt. To “Donate a Doctor” you can donate via Canada Helps or you can send a cheque to:

International Outreach Program
St. Joseph’s Hospital
M410 – 4 Marian Bldg
SJH 50 Charlton Ave East Hamilton
Hamilton, ON, L8N 4A6, Canada

(905) 522-1155 ext. 34524


We have developed partnerships and Memorandums of Understanding with hospitals and medical schools around the world. We work with these organizations and with our education coordinators to select appropriate potential trainees to apply to come to Canada to train. All applications are reviewed and approved by members of our Academic Advisory Committee.

In order to considered for a training, you will need to begin the application process 12 months before your anticipated training dates.

Qualification Requirements