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Midwifery Education Program

International Midwifery Project: Current Project

Map of England

During the summer of 2001, the second midwifery international exchange program was launched by Professor Aleida Llanes-Oberstein. The project encompasses a partnership with Kingston University in London, England.

Internationally, the midwifery model of care in the developed countries has been associated with lower maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Though it is a minority model in the United States, it is the standard in most other developed countries. The British national health care system has a well established history of successfully integrating the midwifery model of care in the provision of health care services to women and children. This national health care system, which fully integrates midwifery care , offers a wealth of learning opportunities for both students and faculty. A mutual understanding of the health care systems in both the United States and Britain and familiarity of the respective scope of practice of midwives enhance the view of health care from a global perspective. The international exchange has potential for cross-fertilization of concepts and models of healthcare, and has a positive impact on midwifery education and practice.

Applications: Deadline - March 27, 2014 for Kingston University Students & March 20, 2014 for SUNY Downstate Students

  1. Application Checklist for Kingston University Students
  2. Application Checklist for SUNY Downstate Students
  3. Application (All students) Note: Download the form to your computer and open it in Microsoft Word. You can complete the form by clicking on the gray shaded areas and typing. Save the completed form, print and sign it.
  4. Travel Release Form (All students)
  5. Health Statement for Visiting Students for Kingston University Students
  6. Health Questionaire for Visiting Students for SUNY Downstate Students
  7. Permission for Emergency Treatment (All students)
  8. St George's University of London: Personal Details Form (SUNY DMC students should include a completed copy of this form with their application documents and also e-mail an electronic version to Katrina Court at k.court@sgul.ac.uk. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) should also be submitted electronically with this form.)
  9. St George's University of London: Identity Card Authorization (SUNY DMC students should include a completed copy of this form with their application documents and also e-mail an electronic version to Katrina Court at k.court@sgul.ac.uk )
  10. Housing Information and Application for SUNY DMC Students
  11. Housing Information and Application for Kingston University Students
  12. To view the SUNY Downstate Medical Center on campus living accommodations go to Residential Accommodations

University of Kingston Principal Lecturer, Valerie Sheridan

University of Kingston Principal Lecturer, Valerie Sheridan

Trinisha Williams welcomes British Midwifery student Rachel Lewis

Trinisha Williams (l.) welcomes British Midwifery student Rachel Lewis

Group photo of Alumni

2001 - SUNY Downstate faculty, students and alumni welcome Midwifery exchange students from Kingston University.

2002 - Faculty and students welcome exchange students from Kingston University, Sarah Elbourne and Virginia Lowe.

Brisitsh Students 2003

2003 - Mary Ann Shah, President of the ACNM, Dean Dawn Morton-Rias, Faculty and students welcome exchange students from Kingston University: Karen Blackgrove, Allison Ross, Emily Secular, Justine Butler.

Brisitsh Students 2004

2004 - Mary Ann Shah, Immediate Past President of the ACNM, Dean Dawn Morton-Rias, and Faculty welcome exchange students from Kingston University: Lindsay Carole, Tara Conway, Geraldine Fowler, Jacqui Parr, Tanya Richardson, Kate Symons, Jenny Alderman, Kimberlee Carr and Jethi Modhvadia.

Brisitsh Students 2005

2005 - Dorothea Lang, Past President of ACNM, and Midwifery faculty welcome Kingston University exchange students Christine Thompson, Shika Sharma, Natalie Edwards, Hayley Walker, Helen Evans, Dorcas Andam, Leah Health-Hadfield, Sarah Reynolds, Caroline Beamson and Carol Yarde.

Brisitsh Students 2006

2006 - Dorothea Lang, Past President of ACNM, Dean Dawn Morton-Rias and Midwifery Faculty welcome Kingston University exchange students: (L-R) Alison Clarke, Rachael Nash, Hannah Moss, Chloe DuParcq, Deborah Brown, and Alison Jones

2007

Kingston University Midwifery Faculty Welcome SUNY Downstate Midwifery Student Dieu Ngo.

2008

Kingston University Students (L-R) Helena Pepin, Christine Dunn, Gillian Dowie, Lucy Poynter, Angela Nixon, Fearne Dorrington and Denise Fisher.

2008

SUNY Downstate Midwifery faculty and students welcome Kingston University exchange students.

 

2008

SUNY Downstate Midwifery student, Julie O'Connor, enjoys London while participating in the exchange program with Kingston University.

2009

Dean Dawn Morton-Rias, Midwifery faculty and students welcome Kingston University exchange students: (L-R) Jennifer Slee, Hannah Piper, Rebecca Morgan, Rebekah Hoadley, Michelle Whitfield, Kathryn Willmott, Kate Robinson and Susan Gardiner.

2009

SUNY Downstate Midwifery students (L-R), Odessa Fynn, Marsha Fils-Aime and Arizette Melicio are welcomed to London by the Kingston University Midwifery Class of 2009.

2010

Dorothea Lang, Past President of ACNM, Dean Dawn Morton-Rias, Jeffrey Putman and Midwifery Faculty welcome Kingston University exchange students: (L-R) Louise Smith, Natasha Churchill, Lucy Morrison, Michelle Baker, Susan Shields, Erin Murphy, Natalie James and Mary Dehinbo.

2010

SUNY Downstate Midwifery students, (L-R top row) Valerie Nelson, Ifeloluwa Akinade, Keeley McNamara, Karen Kelly, Nicole Ficaro, Kristen Marino, Joanne Mazzio, (L-R bottom row) Lauren Birch, Khadra Said and Crystal Peterson, enjoy London while participating in the exchange program with Kingston University.

2011

SUNY Downstate Midwifery students, (L-R) Patricia Fox, Caroline Paster, Stephanie Abratis, Lora Dibner-Garcia, Saonjie Hamilton, Yael Soberman and Virginia Fioribello visit the Royal College of Midwives while participating in the exchange program with Kingston University.

2012

Dawn Aubrey (Second from Left), Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Kingston University and St George's University of London, with SUNY Downstate Midwifery students, (L-R) Massiel Oyanguren, Annette Walton and Neila Smith Dorfman.

2013

Dean Dawn Morton-Rias, Midwifery faculty and students welcome Kingston University exchange students: (Third & Fourth from Left) Siobhan Harding and Aimee Rose Kewley-Graham.

2013

Dawn Aubrey (Center), Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Kingston University and St George's University of London, with SUNY Downstate Midwifery students, (L-R) Sarah Dobbins, Ruthe Brander, Laura Wenzel, Sadiah Chaudhary, Morenike Jegede and Andriana Dillard.