2017
May 2017
As I stepped off the airplane in Cap Haiten a wave of excitement spread over me. It had been a dream of mine... more...

May 2017
My experience in Ecuador was priceless. As a pediatric resident physician, I discovered how important it was to... more...

May 2017
The very first patient that sat down in front of me had an abscess encircling the inner border of his eye that had been growing for a week... more...

May 2017
I spent the past month working in the Pediatrics Department at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi... more...

April 2017
My experiences at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Cameroon have undoubtedly been some of the most impactful in my career thus far... more...

April 2017
I get first day jitters. This is a problem I've had since I was much younger and I know exactly what to expect... more...

April 2017
This recent trip to Uganda has given me many valuable lessons at a time when I was feeling... more...

March 2017
Our team was composed of fourteen physicians and other individuals who provided logistical support. We provided... more...

February 2017
Stepping off the airplane in Cap Haitien, my first impression of the country was sheer beauty... more...

February 2017
The International Organization for Women and Development, Inc (IOWD) is a non-profit charity based at... more...

January 2017
My interest in global health was stimulated during my undergraduate years when I travelled back to my birth country to... more...

January 2017
After dreaming of following in Dr. Ben Josephson's footsteps for many years, this January I... more...

January 2017
I always knew I wanted to incorporate global health into my career as a physician... more...

January 2017
During our two weeks in Uganda, a team of family medicine doctors volunteered in a rural... more...

January 2017
As the accompanying faculty member on the ENALCE Global Health Elective, I worked for a week with... more...

January 2017
I just returned from my third medical mission to Haiti with Hands Up for Haiti. Leading this trip was... more...

January 2017
In February, I traveled to Nicaragua with three other residents, two attendings, and a nurse for... more...

January 2017
In January, I joined 2 faculty and several of my resident peers on a service trip to the RAAN Nicaragua... more...

2016
November 2016
The Ghanaian healthcare system is not fully equipped to independently provide surgical services for... more...

October 2016
I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Benjamin H. Josephson Fund for supporting my medical mission to Rwanda. The purpose of this mission... more...

February 2016
The three weeks I spent in Guachipilincito with the Brown/Shoulder to Shoulder brigade were a fantastic next step... more...

February 2016
This February I went on a medical mission to Uganda. Our team consisted of 8 physicians; 4 residents and 4 attending physicians... more...

January 2016
"Thank you", to the trustees of the Josephson fund for your help with expenses related to our recent trip to... more...

January 2016
I recently traveled to Mbara, Uganda for 3 weeks of working on the ground with the Obstetrics residents at... more...

January 2016
They say you can leave Haiti but Haiti never leaves you. My January 2016 global health trip to Haiti taught me... more...

2015
December 2015
I thought my eyes had surely deceived me when I stepped into Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi... more...

November 2015
Cap Haitien, Haiti is a city struck with poverty, and its population's access to basic medical care is... more...

November 2015
It was humbling moment for me. It was the first day we gathered outside of the clinic to address all... more...

September 2015
Working at the Baptist Medical Center in Nalerigu Ghana was a whirlwind. We started... more...

August 2015
This summer I had the pleasure of traveling with the organization Hands Up for Haiti... more...

May 2015
This was my second mission with Hands Up for Haiti. Each day, Monday through Friday, we were in a different clinic... more...

April 2015
Thanks to the generous support of the Benjamin H. Josephson, I spent 6 weeks in East Africa, teaching point-of-care ultrasound... more...

April 2015
As always, our mission saw many patients whom we know well, as well as many new ones... more...

April 2015
We created a clinic in a remote mountain region of Haiti called Fanmi LaSante in 2010, the year of the disastrous earthquake... more...

March 2015
Imagine living in a community where children walk an hour and a half for middle school, where doctor and dentist are only available two weeks a year... more...

February 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University in contingency with Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc. and Fairfax Family Practice afforded me the exceptional and unique... more...

February 2015
Traveling to a third world country to provide medical treatment was the reason I became a nurse. I always knew... more...

February 2015
Team Heart is a volunteer organization comprised of doctors, nurses, and technicians that travel to Rwanda to perform open heart surgery on patients with rheumatic heart disease... more...

January 2015
I did not know what to expect when I made the decision to go to Haiti on a volunteer medical trip... more...

2014
December 2014
In 2015, Kijabe Hospital will celebrate 100 years of providing excellent medical and surgical care to rural communities in central Kenya... more...

November 2014
It was a hot Thursday morning. One of the nurses had graciously offered her personal home for us to set up a make shift clinic inside of it... more...

November 2014
Arriving in Honduras was a life changing experience. It was the first time I had been in a third world country, and my first medical mission... more...

October 2014
I would like to thank the Benjamin H. Josephson Fund for supporting my medical mission with the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD) to Kigali, Rwanda... more...

September 2014
Chronic disease is winning in urban Ecuador. The neighborhood surrounding El Centro Medico would be considered a "food desert" in the US... more...

July 2014
Having spent two years living and serving in Malawi, I feel like I had very realistic expectations about what my experience would be like volunteering at Kamuzu Central... more...

April 2014
It is now a month after the return of our week-long trip to Haiti. Although I've returned to work and the life I was living before, the images of each moment... more...

April 2014
An April visit to the Women's and Children's Hospital of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China illustrates both the contribution and limits of charitable work in a developing medical system... more...

February 2014
I had the privilege of participating in Team Heart's annual cardiac surgery mission trip to Kigali, Rwanda. Team Heart, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007, works to provide care for patients suffering... more...

2013
November 2013
I was prepared for our trip to be hard. I knew I would see death. They told me I would work harder than I had ever worked in my life, and yet our experience... more...

November 2013
Having traveled to Agua Salada, Honduras I have come to appreciate the complexity and necessity for medical services in this area... more...

November 2013
I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Haiti and provide medical care through an organization called Hands Up for Haiti. This was a one week medical mission, with a team of physicians and nurses... more...

October 2013
On October 19-27, 2013 I traveled to San Raymundo, Guatemala with Refuge International as part of their medical mission program to provide primary care, dental care, and surgical services to the local indigenous population... more...

April 2013
The day after returning from Iquitos, Peru I wrote in my gratitude journal what I was thankful for. Thankful for clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, fresh fruits and vegetables to eat... more...

April 2013
In April 2013, I had the opportunity as a third year resident to volunteer with the Himalayan Health Exchange program in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh... more...

April 2013
This April I had the good fortune to complete a one month rotation at the Hospital Nacional Pedro de Bethancourt in Antigua, Guatemala. The Hospital Nacional is an academic public hospital... more...

April 2013
I recently returned from a medical mission trip to Haiti. On arrival to Port-au-prince, we traveled to Cap Haitian. We were then transported to Bod Me Limbe, a small, rural village in northwest Haiti... more...

January 2013
I cram in the back of a pickup truck with two attending physicians, another resident, a physician's assistant, our Nicaraguan guides and boxes of medical supplies... more...

2012
October 2011-October 2012
I had the opportunity to work at Butaro Hospital , Rwanda, for the past year as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, with generous support from the Benjamin H. Josephson, M.D. Fund... more...

August 2012
Last month I had the wonderful opportunity of doing an international rotation in Tanti, Argentina. Tanti is a small mountain town in the sierras in the province of Cordoba.... more...

August 2012
In August 2012 I had the privilege of volunteering at the PRM Homeless Shelter in the small rural town of Port Antonio, Jamaica... more...

July 2012
I was fortunate enough to join a medical mission trip led by Global ENT Outreach to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from July 15 to July 20, 2012... more...

June 2012
I arrived in San Pedro Sula Honduras at mid day on a Saturday in early June 2012. We were a group of about twenty, 4 residents, three attending physicians... more...

March 2012
As my plane taxied towards the gate at Kigali International airport, I could see the glittering lights over the valleys out yonder.... more...

February 2012
As an operating room nurse and veteran of many surgical missions over the past twelve years, I traveled with Ecuadent Foundation to Salinas, Ecuador February 3 - 11, 2012.... more...

February 2012
My first introduction to healthcare in Nepal came with the realization that political battles of medicine are everlasting... more...

February 2012
We arrived in Cap Haitien on Saturday afternoon and drove out to the Open Door mission in Bois de Lance... more...

February 2012
The International Organization for Women and Development is an organization dedicated to its mission to help women with obstetric fistulas in Rwanda... more...

February 2012
Over the past 16 years I have had the opportunity to participate in several medical missions. Each mission has touched me in a very special way... more...

2011
November 2011
When I received word that there was an opportunity to participate in a Medical Missions trip to Haiti, I did not hesitate to do so... more...

November 2011
I am currently in my residency training, with an ultimate goal of providing full spectrum care to underserved populations... more...

November 2011
When I arrived in Agua Salada, Honduras, I went for a hike and came across Maria one of the midwives and a community figurehead walking slowly up the trail to her home... more...

November 2011
We landed in Port au Prince and walked out of the airport into what felt like a hot 90 degree summer day... more...

November 2011
I was fortunate enough to participate in a medical mission trip to Jacmel, Haiti with a non-profit organization, Community Coalition for Haiti (CCH)... more...

October 2011
The first 5 weeks of my trip were spent at BBH which is located in Kumbo, a small town in the Northwest province of Cameroon... more...

October 2011
The Himalayan Health Exchange is an organization that for over a decade has brought in Western medical teams and set up camps throughout the year to secluded regions in the Himalayas... more...

September 2011
I just returned from spending a week in the Bas Limbe region of northern Haiti. While there, I was the sole dedicated pediatrician. I worked with a family physician from Canada... more...

September 2011
After arriving in the country, we immediately drove to the Banso Baptist Hospital. Located in the relatively small town of Kumbo, the latter part of the drive there consisted of... more...

September 2011
Currently, I am a third year pediatric critical care fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA)... more...

September 2011
Down the driveway, the design of opulence awaits. Tucked safely from the bustling Tubman Boulevard, gated from the blind beggars and one-legged tramps, protected from the direct blare of traffic sits... more...

July 2011
"Dye mon, gen mon" (Beyond the mountains, more mountains). Before travelling to Haiti this summer, I researched the needs in Haiti (and they are many)... more...

July 2011
During my six-week rotation at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, I worked 60 hours per week on inpatient wards.... more...

July 2011
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude for The Benjamin H. Josephson, MD Fund’s support for my participation in Ecuadent’s July 2011 Medical Mission to Esmeraldas, Ecuador... more...

July 2011
I have served rural and underserved populations before so I thought this experience will not be much different and shall not be any more challenging. For sure I was in for a surprise ... more...

June 2011
The state of healthcare was deeply damaged by the 14-year civil war that took place in Liberia from 1989-2003, and the need for pediatric care particularly dire... more...

May 2011
My colleague, Dr. Mana Mann, and I arrived into Port au Prince on Saturday and were taken directly to Bernard Mevs Hospital by Medishare representatives where we remained until our flight home the following Saturday afternoon... more...

May 2011
On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years. By February the Haitian government confirmed a death toll of 230,000 ... more...

May 2011
I recently returned from an amazing trip to Ecuador to participate in the Shoulder to Shoulder May Medical Brigade. My primary purpose as a pediatrics resident was ... more...

April 2011
With the help of a grant from the BJF, I spent a week in a small community in Chiapas, Mexico working with Grounds for Health... more...

April 2011
On 15 April I flew from Newark, New Jersey to Port Au Prince, Haiti. I was traveling with a team sponsored by the Coty Group... more...

April 2011
In April 2011, I had the opportunity to travel to Bangladesh and help train local health care workers to treat common pediatric illnesses, screen for malnutrition and provide... more...

April 2011
I first went to Haiti in April of 2009 with The COTY Project, a non-profit organization based in North Adams, MA, that runs a program called "The Haiti Plunge."... more...

March 2011
Uganda has a population of 32 million people. Given that there are a only a handful of dermatologists to serve Uganda's population, I was unsure of what to expect ... more...

March 2011
I spent the month of March providing medical care to patients in rural Bangladesh. After landing in Dhaka, the capital, it was a ten hour bus ride to the coastal district of Chilmari .... more...

March 2011
EVMS makes a medical mission trip annually to Honduras to work with the non-profit group Global Medical Brigades each year for Spring Break.... more...

March 2011
Awesome. Thrilling. Humbling. Stirring.... more...

February 2011
THANK YOU for the support provided by The BJF that enabled me to participate in a wonderfully successful surgical mission in Esmeraldas, Ecuador... more...

2010
December 2010
In December 2010, I joined a team of 53 medical volunteers on an inaugural Operation Smile medical mission to San Cristóbal de las Casas, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico... more...

December 2010
I traveled to Abuja, Nigeria in December of 2010 to work in a facility that treats over 7,000 underserved patients annually... more...

November 2010
I departed early Thursday morning on November 4th from Washington, DC. In the morning, we drove into the mountains of Honduras. By the time we passed La Esperanza and arrived in Pinares... more...

October 2010
I was assigned to work as an attending on the women's ward for my month at the Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Mbingo, in the Northwest Provence of Cameroon. more...

September 2010
During the period of 9/21-10/8, I traveled to rural Uganda to train community health workers called VHTs and to spend many days in meetings in Kampala and Mukono shoring up our program... more...

July 2010
The goal of Palliative Medicine is to ease the suffering physically, emotionally, and spiritually of patients with life-limiting illness. At FEMEBA's developing Palliative Care program in Argentina, where I spent three weeks working... more...

August 2010
With help from the Benjamin Josephson Fund, I spent the month of August 2010 living and working on a small ship which houses a floating hospital that provides medical care to the people of Bangladesh's northern char region... more...

July 2010
Through the grant I received from the Benjamin Josephson fund, I was able to travel to Cameroon to work at the Mbingo Baptist Hospital as a pediatrician for 3 weeks.... more...

July 2010
The arrival happened at San Pedro Sula's airport, in the northern section of Honduras. The flights took place without delay. Once on Honduran soil, we started approaching each other to know those who were going to be our companions for the next 7 days.... more...

June 2010
I had the opportunity of being part of a group of medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses and medical students who went on a mission trip to Honduras to provide medical care to individuals in underserved areas... more...

June 2010
I was hoping that the trip to Honduras would open my eyes to the reality of medicine and to the potential I have to give back to communities as a physician. I don't think I could have been more "dead on"... more...

June 2010
On June 7-12, 2010, I accompanied a surgical team to Haiti through the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation. Our team traveled to Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti, an area in rural Haiti approximately 60 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince... more...

May 2010
During the week of May 14-21, 2010, I had the distinct privilege of traveling with colleagues from different medical specialties to give free health care to communities in Ecuador... more...

March 2010
I had the good fortune to find a unique opportunity working with Global Healing International in their pediatric clinic on the island of Roatan, Honduras for the month of March 2010... more...

March 2010
I am a licensed physician assistant in Orthopaedic spine surgery who recently returned from a medical, dental and developmental response to Port-au-Prince, Haiti... more...

March 2010
On March 3rd, I departed the United States for Haiti as part of an ongoing relief effort. I was recruited by a grass-roots organization of doctors, nurses, paramedics, medical technicians, teachers, architects and other volunteers... more...

February 2010
I was fortunate to take part in this year's mission sponsored by the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA)... more...

February 2010
Before my elective in Lesotho, I spoke to others who had been. I understood that Lesotho is one of the poorest African nations... more...

February 2010
I spent the week of February 7th in the Dominican Republic and Haiti helping with the earthquake relief effort... more...

February 2010
Arriving in Uganda for the second time I felt even more anxious compared to my first trip in 2009... more...

February 2010
I traveled with the Ecuadent Foundation on their February 2010 medical mission to Ecuador. Our mission took place in the public hospital... more...

February 2010
We were off to a rocky start because as soon as we landed we found out that one-third of our team had their flight delayed due to the winter storms in the northeast.... more...

February 2010
After twenty hours of airplane and three hours of bus ride, we finally arrived in Kampong Thom. Kampong Thom is a province located at the central point of the Kingdom of Cambodia... more...

January 2010
As I walk to the local clinic I see a line outside of about 40 people waiting to be seen. There was no system of making appointments or an insurance plan that requires you to go to a certain physician. more...

January 2010
I arrived in Uganda in a small airport in Entebbe. Our volunteer group was picked up in cabs and driven 3 hours into the country... more...

January 2010
My initial plans had been to work in the operating room at Bwaila but most obstetrical surgery in Malawi is performed by clinical officers... more...

2009
December 2009
With the help of a $750 grant from the Benjamin Josephson Fund, I spent four weeks as the supervising pediatrician at Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon... more...

November 2009
Between the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean, lies the beautiful Hualien County. Twenty-five percent of the population is of aboriginal descent... more...

November 2009
Our trip began on November 5, 2009. Our group consisted of two attendings, two residents and four medical students from the VA/DC/MD area... more...

November 2009
We completed seven busy days at the clinic set up in the local elementary school in the community of Paraiso, about a 45 minute chaotic drive... more...

September 2009
In September 2009, I joined a team of approximately 40 medical volunteers on an Operation Smile medical mission in Guadalajara, Mexico... more...

July 2009
I spent three weeks this summer working with a team of five other physicians at the Baptist Medical Center in Nalerigu, Northern Ghana... more...

July 2009
I was called at 5:20am, "Please, Doctor, I cannot place the cannula." I rode my bike to the hospital through a freshly plowed field... more...

June 2009
As a family medicine resident, about 400 patients call me their doctor. During office visits, I can generally figure out what to do... more...

May 2009
Cervical cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in Peruvian women 15 to 64 years old. Peru's cervical cancer incidence and mortality... more...

May 2009
After twenty hours of airplane and seven hours of train-ride, I arrived at Taitung, a quiet city surrounded by mountain cliffs on the west... more...

May 2009
Being my second trip to Ecuador with this medical brigade, I thought I was prepared and had an understanding of how it all worked and what... more...

February 2009
After hiking one hour in the sweltering heat in the rural mountains of Honduras, our guide opened the gate and led us into a small mud-brick house... more...

January 2009
During the month of January of 2009, I had the singular opportunity to visit a rehabilitation clinic in Kolkata, India. Before I go any further, I would like to introduce Kolkata as a city on the eastern part of India... more...

2008
November 2008
I wish to thank the Benjamin H. Josephson, MD Fund for support of my recent medical trip to Pinares, Honduras. I feel it was a very successful trip. I departed Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 5th and returned Wednesday, November 12... more...

August 2008
I have been working as a volunteer nurse in a mission with the Missioners of Christ and Light of the World Charities in Comayagua, Honduras for the past 5 months. What an amazing 5 months it has been! I volunteered at San Benito Jose...more...

August 2008
In August I joined a team of approximately 50 volunteers to Taraba State, Nigeria. Ten of us were from a program called Global Health Outreach, and the others were native Nigerians working with Pro Health International.more...

August 2008
Traveling to a developing nation is exciting, nerve raking, and can be dangerous. Forty-five members of the University of Kentucky set off to Ecuador. The brigade, led by Dr. Tom Young, pediatrician at Family Care Center...more...

August 2008
I never imagined a trip to Ecuador would include a house visit to a 97 year old woman in a Tsachilas community. We traveled to provide clinical services to this community which is located approximately 2 hours from Santo Domingo.... more...

June 2008
In June 2008 a group of healthcare professionals from Virginia Commonwealth University, in association with the non-profit group HOMBRE (Honduras Outreach Medical Brigada Relief Effort)... more...

May 2008
My trip to Peru in May, 2008 with the International Cervical Cancer Foundation was the most inspirational travel of my life. The purpose of the mission was to screen for and treat cervical cancer with PAP, VIA, colposcopy, and LEEP procedures.... more...

May 2008
A meaningful adventure filled with a multiplicity of endearing people, beautiful vistas, healthcare, dramas, and even intrigues. It started with a striking night entry by our family, met by about 20 people... more...

May 2008
My BHJ funded trip to Belize had two major goals: (1) to see for myself the field work which the Global Mental Health Fellows (Mount Sinai School of Medicine psychiatry residents who apply to work in Belize)... more...

May 2008
I recently participated in a short term medical mission trip to El Salvador. Our team is one of 52 mission teams that go all over the world and is organized by Global Health Outreach... more...

May 2008
Since I was a medical student, I sought opportunities to travel to underdeveloped countries in hopes of making a difference in the health care there.... more...

May 2008
It was a joy to spend time learning about their culture and providing medical care to the needy population of Ecuador in Otavalo, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, and Tsachila Communities... more...

April 2008
The medical mission in Santo Domingo was an opportunity not only to treat the needy patients but touch the hearts of an underserved community which requires not only medical help but health and hygiene awareness... more...

April 2008
I learned that barely a month in the country of Lesotho can envelope a traveler into the arms of the land and people. The Basotho are kind, warm & grateful (and often speak so very loudly!)... more...

April 2008
I have known Dr. Alan Waxman for about 6 years (since my third year of medical school), and this year, as a fourth year OB/GYN resident, I was invited to accompany him to Peru... more...

February 2008
On February 9th I traveled to Guatemala City as a physician/resident, with a surgical team from Healing the Children, Northeast- a Connecticut based, non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer organization... more...

April 2008
Arriving in Santo Domingo April 7 we went to the Office of the Foundation of Congressman Manuel Jimenez and saw several "pre-op" patients... more...

February 2008
While I understand very little about what these people are saying to me, one thing is quite obvious...they are grateful. We saw 209 indigents on our first day... more...

January 2008
This is a brief chronological account of my trip offering volunteer medical services to the children in poor and un-reached communities in India between January 04, 2008 and March 28 2008... more...

January 2008
As part of our January 2008 Fairfax-VCU Brigade trip to Pinares, Honduras, we screened women for cervical cancer... more...

January 2008
In June of 2007, 24 silver impregnated, ceramic water filters were sold to rural Hondurans for 20 Lempiras (approximately $1 US). House visits were performed and water samples were obtained during 0, 1, and 6-month visits... more...

2007
October 2007
I returned to the country where I left shortly after I was born, yet everything felt foreign to me. Prior to my departure for the medical mission trip in October 2007, I read books about traveling... more...

October 2007
Hospital Mario Catarino Rivas, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is a large public hospital and trauma center in the country's second largest city and primary industrial center. more...

September 2007
The program was organized by Concern America and included: Participation in a course with environmental health promoters on water and stove projects... more...

September 2007
My trip to Honduras consisted of a wide variety of work ranging from direct patient care to public health assessments. The first stop was a 4-day stay with the community of Colomarigua, Concepcion. more...

July 2007
During the entire month of July, 2007, my family and I traveled to, and resided in, Embangweni, Malawi while I volunteered as a physician in clinic and hospital for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). more...

June 2007
I went on a medical mission with the HOMBRE brigade affiliated with the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Medicine. This is part of an ongoing venture where physicians and medical students spend 1 - 2 weeks... more...

June 2007
Thank you again for supporting my medical volunteering in Honduras. The week was definitely a significant experience, much more so than I had bargained! more...

June 2007
Dr. Tosiello's trip to Tanzania focused on assessment and delivery of HIV education and services. The trip began with a visit with officials from the Elizabeth Glaser Foundation and the Lyamungo Dispensary, a remote clinic site... more...

May 2007
My international experience to Peru with the International Cervical Cancer Foundation "CerviCusco", provided me with one of the most eye-opening and educational experiences of my life. more...

May 2007
As our plane landed into the city lights of Lima Peru, images of the women we saw last year appeared. Excitement, fear, hope and faith consumed me. I prayed I would see the women... more...

April 2007
John Allegra, an emergency medicine physician in Morristown Memorial and his brother Don Allegra, an infectious disease physician in Morris County, recently returned from a 10 day medical mission in Honduras. more...

April 2007
Volunteerism has been a significant obsession of mine from early childhood. Since crossing the age of 50, I have felt a sense of urgency to follow my childhood dream to contribute to volunteer endeavors. more...

March 2007
Through Acts Community Church, Dr. Young Kim participated in the Oaxaca, Mexico Dental Service Trip from March 17 to March 24, 2007. Our 5-day stay was in a village of about 1000 people called Santa Inez. more...

2006
May 2006
In May 2006 I traveled to Vietnam as part of The Vietnam Medical Project, a small group of doctors who help serve the indigent population at The Danang Orthopaedic Center, Danang, Vietnam. more...

May 2006
I had the opportunity to spend one month at Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority. The Choctaws are one of the well known Five Civilized Tribes, so designated because of their advanced systems of government... more...

February 2006
"Bienvenidos a la Dominicana!" I was welcomed with the warm greeting and a kiss on each cheek by the man holding up the sign that said Doctora Vir. I would later find out that he was the director of ILAC, Radalme... more...

February 2006
I spent February 6-10 as a volunteer doctor in clinics along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I was given a temporary emergency medical license to do so. The sponsoring organization was the Lutheran Emergency Disaster Relief Organization, one of the major aid organizations in this area. more...

2005
October 2005
Third year Family Medicine Resident from Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, Anne Marie's trip to Guatemala followed a two week experience she had had as a fourth year medical student working with local health promoters. more...

February 2005
Pediatric Attending Physician in Hackettstown, NJ, Dr. Menkin traveled to Ethiopia to work with Ethiopian refugees at one site and then onto an orphanage to care for HIV infected children. more...

February 2005
Dr. Rhona Magaril, a OB/GYN in private practice in Springfield, New Jersey, spent 10 days in Cusco, Peru on a medial trip sponsored by ASCCP (American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology). more...

January 2005
The January 2005 Honduras Brigade of Shoulder to Shoulder was filled with a large variety of projects, numerous day trip clinics to remote communities, a four day stay in the community of Los Pinares, and work in the permanent Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic. more...

2004
March 2004
In March 2004, Dr. Richard Paris, a 1996 of the Overlook Family Practice Residency, joined a mission team to La Entrada, Honduras, where he and several other physicians and nurses spent two weeks providing medical care in the Public Health Clinic and surrounding villages. more...

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