BALTIMORE, MD – Five medical professionals from Ukraine will be in Baltimore for eight days, starting September 23, to learn about emergency medicine best practices that are used in the United States and could be applicable to their country.
They will meet with experts from the American Red Cross, Maryland Institute of Medical Emergency Services, Sinai Hospital, John Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, Sheppard Pratt, and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma. They will receive a welcome from City Councilman Zeke Cohen and get a feel for Maryland’s culture by touring the National Aquarium, attending the Fells Point Festival and participating in other local activities with the families in Maryland who will be hosting them.
The group will be hosted by the Baltimore-based World Trade Center Institute, which curates programs for more than 700 international visitors per year. The delegation was chosen by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL), an agency of the United States Congress that promotes mutually beneficial options for depolarized engagement between future national leaders.
The visitors will be accompanied by a facilitator and an interpreter, and they will stay with host families in the Baltimore region.
About WTCI: WTCI empowers people with ideas and connections so they can drive growth and global good. The organization focuses on existing and emerging global business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic – from high school students to executives in the C-Suite – whose work touches people in the United States and countries around the world. Its network includes 3,500+ companies and hundreds of academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, making it the largest network of global businesses in the Mid-Atlantic. WTCI hosts events, offers fellowships and curates global exchanges. For more information on WTCI, go to www.wtci.org.
About COIL: Founded in 1999 by Congress, COIL (formerly known as the Open World Leadership Center) maintains a vast network of more than 30,000 alumni in strategic countries including Russia, Ukraine, and others in the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. It supports legislative diplomacy efforts for Members of Congress by conducting exchanges that establish authentic communication and enduring relations that are maintained through its extensive alumni network. Through COIL’s Open World program, people are provided with exposure to the work of Congress, American politics, accountable governance, and volunteerism while being home hosted by American families. To learn more about COIL, go to www.openworld.gov.