International medical missions offer a powerful and often life-changing experience for participants, helping to reestablish the soul of medicine while being a means for doing valuable and compassionate work. Character qualities developed in international missions translate into better and more compassionate care back home.
The VIM Committee provides HTPN physicians, APPs and staff the opportunity to take part in this experience and help in the reduction of health disparities worldwide. The Committee has established the International Medical Mission Trip Scholarship, intended to support this mission in healing the sick and relieving suffering worldwide. To apply for this $1,500 scholarship, please click here for the scholarship application, fill it out and send via email to Cynthia Barrera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about international mission opportunities and the International Medical Missions Trip Scholarships, please contact Cynthia Barrera at email@example.com.
International Medical Mission trip to Haiti
Pharmacy Residents Peterson Monestime, Tram Tran, and Rolake Kuye collaborated with First Presbyterian Church of Dallas to conduct a medical mission trip to Haiti in January 2017. The residents joined forces with health professionals from various disciplines, including a pediatrician, oncologists, transplant specialists and nurses to provide healthcare to 1,165 patients in the city of Fort–Liberté and two rural villages.
The residents greatly contributed to the medical team’s success by assisting with prescription dispensing, dose adjustments, medication administration, patient counseling, and synthesizing two mobile pharmacies. They also assisted with mentorship of high school students and food distribution to needy families.
The residents’ instant connection with the people of Fort–Liberté led to the sponsorship of two disadvantaged children. The residents’ devotion and financial pledge has fostered a continuum of educational experiences. This trip was truly an unforgettable experience, and instilled the importance of participating in healthcare outreach programs not only in domestic communities, but globally.
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