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Our global health site in Jordan provides unique opportunities for partnerships and exchange programs with a variety of institutes.

If you are interested to apply for a research internship or clinical rotation in Jordan, please contact Hani Serag, MD, MPH: email:, phone: 409-747-2738.

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Our current partners

1. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Established in May 1950, UNRWA has been contributing to the 22
human development and welfare of four generations of
Palestinian refugees. Currently UNRWA serves and protects
over five million Palestinian refugees in occupied Palestinian
territories (West bank and Gaza), Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria
through 692 schools, 143 primary health facilities, 102 women
and community centers, and a large-scale micro-finance
program. Learn more about UNRWA (here).

The partnership with UNRWA provides a unique opportunity
for research internships for our medical, nursing, health
professions, and public health students.

Research internships include quantitative and qualitative studies in the areas of non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, nutrition, mental health, health financing, healthcare workforce, health informatics, and leadership and governance for health.

Options for research internships at UNRWA

­   Medical school: Research internships for 1st, 3rd and 4th year students

  • MS1: Six weeks during the elective period
  • MS3 & MS4: Four weeks at any period of the academic year, including period 13.

­   Other schools: customized periods for research internships based on their academic calendar.

2. Jordan Hospital (JH)

Established in 1933, Jordan hospital is a 300-bed, modern and 33
well-equipped multi-specialty medical center. Providing world-class
medical services, it became a main referral center in the Middle East.
It has collaborative relation with several international health systems
and academic institutes including the University of Texas Medical Branch
 at Galveston, TX and George Washington University in
Washington DC.

Options for research internships at JH

Medical school: Clinical rotations for 3rd and 4th grade
medical students after finishing the clerkship relevant to
the specialty of the clinical rotation.

Group of Interns at UNWRA
UTMB first year medical students outside of the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) building in Amman, Jordan.
Overlooking the city of Amman
Overlooking the city of Amman, Jordan.
Dinner with the Director of UNWRA Health
UTMB first year medical students at dinner with the Director of UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) Health.
Visiting the King Abdullah I Mosque
UTMB first year medical student Supriya Bhargava visiting the King Abdullah I Mosque.
Camels in Wadi Rum
Camels in Wadi Rum.
Celebrating 20 years of Reign at the Amman Amphitheater
Celebrating 20 years of Reign at the Amman Amphitheater.