I've always appreciated the effort some of our clients to participate in medical missions. Dr. Stoller did a presentation at our Users' Conference last summer about her experience and people were blown away. So, when I came across this request for pediatricians, I wrote to Dr. Braico and asked her to give me a quick message to post. Pass the word.
The Glens Falls Medical Mission (www.gfmmf.org), serves people in the same community, Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala, twice each year for a week. We will see over 2000 (sometimes nearly 3000) patients in 5 days, and provide medical, dental, gyn, and pediatric care. We bring our own pharmacy with us, we provide dental prophylaxis for children, we partner with Gautemalan NGO's, we provide education for local Public Health MD's and RN's as well as the fire-rescue personnel and midwives. We will be working with Rotary to bring clean water to the surrounding villages.
All volunteers pay their own way, $550 covers room, meals, ground transportation and security costs. Airfare is up to the individual (although we work with a travel agent for those who wish). We like to have about 4 pediatricians if possible. We will work together in one room. We give the providers a book we have written, called Syndromic
Management, which helps you to learn what kind of diseases you will see, and how to treat them.
Our spring mission will be April 18-26, 2008. We are looking for doctors and mid level providers in pediatrics, general medicine, gyn, and dentists. We also need pharmacists, nurses, Spanish translators, podiatrists, dental hygienists. We take a limited number of people who are general volunteers, we call them ATV's (all terrain volunteers!).
They do crowd control, team hydration, fluoride varnish on teeth, etc. Applications can be downloaded from the web site, and the deadline for April is Jan. 15, 2008. There will also be another mission in late October, 2008 (exact dates will be posted by the summer.)
Questions can be addressed to me, Kathy Braico, MD at hidden@email-address.
Hope some of you are interested!
Happy Holidays, and thanks for posting this!