Interested in global health? Want to volunteer in South America this summer?
Come to a MEDLIFE INFO SESSION THIS THURSDAY, 7pm, Waterman 413!
The UVM MEDLIFE chapter is organizing volunteer trips to Ecuador,
Peru, and Panama this summer!
MEDLIFE is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization
which stands for Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income
Families Everywhere. UVM MEDLIFE is a student run MEDLIFE chapter on
campus which organizes service trips to areas of Ecuador, Peru, and
Panama. Members of MEDLIFE believe that access to healthcare,
education, and clean water are all basic human rights, and students
take action to help others in these countries.
Students are responsible for paying a $650 trip fee which can be
nearly waived if the student is able to fundraise just over $1000. The
trip fee covers food, lodging, and transportation in-country. Beyond
that, the student is responsible for paying airfare, which can range
from $500-700. We also have some scholarships available!
Students on brigades will have the opportunity to assist and
shadow doctors, organize and manage medical clinics, learn basic
Spanish, and gain a better perspective on global health. Many patients
will be treated for aches, pains, malnutrition, and parasites, but
MEDLIFE also follows-up with a number of special cases which demand
follow-up care after students leave. MEDLIFE has provided surgeries
and follow-up care to many patients over the years, and students will
gain perspective on the referral and follow-up process as well. This
is a wonderful experience for students who are interested in going
into a health care field or who would like to gain a better
understanding of issues in poverty and global health.
There is no Spanish language requirement or specific major
necessary to be a part of MEDLIFE. Global health is multi-faceted and
demands interested students from all fields of study.
If you are interested in coming on a brigade:
Informational Session THIS THURSDAY 4/29 at 7pm in Waterman 413
or contact Dan Jenkins at [log in to unmask]
Pre Health Advisor
Career Services E Bldg L/L
Appts can only be made by phone