The individuals who are accepted to Midwife International programs today will become leaders in maternal health tomorrow. We are looking for applicants who want to have a positive impact on the future of midwifery, who will actively take part in a rigorous training and who will engage thoughtfully in a critical dialogue about the state of our world and the state of maternal health worldwide.
We do more than just train midwives. We train leaders who intend to forge a new pathway for midwifery as a profession and as a means to saving thousands of lives every year.
Individuals who are accepted to our programs are willing to stretch their comfort zone and who are comfortable in a variety of settings. From torrential downpours during the rainy season, to sleeping inside of a mosquito net to working in 100 degree heat, our participants undergo a myriad of challenging circumstances that are typical in the kind of resource constrained areas in which we work.
In addition to stretching their physical comfort zones, our students are willing to learn inside of, and adapt to different cultures. If you intend to participate in a Midwife International program, you must be willing to open yourself to view things differently, try on new perspectives, and find culturally appropriate ways to engage and contribute.
Previous experience with midwifery is not necessarily a requirement. However, students’ level of exposure to midwifery as well as their previous training will be the basis of their assignment at one of our program site.
Answering the Call for Midwives
The world needs more midwives. Our Global Midwife Training Advanced Internships, Midwifery Intensives and 3-Year Midwifery School provide a challenging learning environment intended to train midwives who will be equipped to provide high-quality maternity care in a variety of settings. But we do more than just train midwives. Our service learning model is designed to influence the way student midwives see themselves and their role in the communities they serve, and to develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of positive change in maternity care. Apply Now.
Take a look at our unique approach to midwifery education and international clinical experience. Find out how we integrate service learning into our methodology. Learn more about midwife certification and the Midwives Model of Care, or how our programs can help you to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through NARM. Read inspiring stories about how to become a midwife on our weekly blog. Learn about the state of maternal health worldwide. Share the UNFPA “Call to Action” with your network.