Medical and dental mission teams are needed to help provide health care in remote areas where don’t have any health clinics disponible. Teams work in collaboration with our Haitian medical staff to treat acute and chronic illnesses and provide health education, and screening services. Medical teams consist of MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, Nurses, Pharmacists, and EMTs/Paramedics. Including ophthalmologists, dentists, PT/OT, and other specialists are encouraged to create a more comprehensive clinic. Medical, NP/PA, and dental students are welcome but cannot work without supervision in a ratio of one provider per four students maximum.
Due to the complex nature of medical mission trips, we have provided extensive information based on current medical and mission organizations’ standards and years of experience in the field. We recommend that you follow our Guidelines thoroughly. This guide will provide you necessary information regarding our clinic, formulary, and protocols.
Please contact our Medical Team Coordinator at email@example.com to get current information regarding the clinic operations and to help plan your medical mission. Even if you have been on a medical team before, we ask that you review the materials as we update this information periodically to reflect changes.
Often a diagnosis may be determined based on history, but bear in mind that common symptoms may have very different etiologies in Haiti versus North America. We encourage all providers to familiarize themselves with the appropriate treatment protocols for working with this population. Several resources regarding the treatment of tropical diseases, including STD algorithms and dermatological conditions.
During a medical mission trip with HSC, students will experience a rotation through different areas of the medical clinic. They collect vital signs in triage, assist in lab and pharmacy, and shadow providers as they treat patients. These trips allow students to come into contact with the foreign mission field and understand the healthcare system within a different cultural setting.
Maybe you’ve traveled on a medical mission trip before, and now you would like a behind-the-scenes look at medical missions. What goes into planning a trip? What steps are taken by missionaries on the field? What happens after our team leaves the field? With an MMO internship, each student will have a tailored experience to answer some of these questions. Internships are 6–12 weeks, including at least one international trip in addition to further medical and missional training. College students in a variety of majors (nursing, pre-med, biology, public health, pharmacy, marketing, graphic design, etc.) and medical students are welcome to apply by contacting us, firstname.lastname@example.org