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UCLA Center for International Medicine (CIM) Founder and Executive Director, Eric Savitsky, M.D., witnessed the devastating health consequences resulting from a shortage of trained healthcare workers firsthand while providing medical relief assistance in Bosnia, Indonesia, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His personal experiences and resultant desire to contribute towards improving global health led to creation of the UCLA CIM in 2002.

Based within one of America’s leading universities and located in the entertainment capital of the world, the UCLA CIM comprises experts from the fields of medicine, technology, digital communication, and entertainment.

The CIM creates customized, compelling computer-based medical training and health education programs, as well as research and develop the latest computer-based training technologies. The CIM also conducts ongoing healthcare provider exchange programs and sends physicians overseas with the goal of improving medical services through partnerships with local clinics and other medical care facilities.

Whether it's the Congo, China, Indonesia or the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Department, the CIM’s products and services are tailored to meet the needs of the healthcare workers and communities we serve.


The UCLA CIM was recently granted membership to the World Health Organization's (WHO), Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA). The GHWA was created in 2006 as a joint platform for action on the global health workforce crisis. The Alliance brings together communities working on the issue of human resources for health, encouraging unified and effective approaches that promise greater progress than in the past.