There are many ways to explore global health; you can surf the Internet, attend global health conferences, join a team on short-term international mission trips, or spend extended time studying in a foreign medical facility. This site is designed to help direct you to available resources for all these experiences. It is a work in progress, so by all means please send any information about trips, conferences, or other relevant information to me at judith.simms-cendan@ucf.edu.


Dominican Republic Medical Service Trip 2014

From July 25th to August 1st, students from UCF College of Medicine, MedPACt (Medical Students Providing Across Continents), UCF College of Nursing, UF College of Pharmacy and UCF College of Engineering, EWB-USA (Engineers without Borders) will travel to six rural communities in the Dominican Republic for an international medical service mission.

Dr. Alix Casler from Physician Associates of Florida, Dr. David Simmons from the Orlando VAMC, Chaplain Linda Simmons from Florida Hospital, and several other outstanding faculty from Orlando will be joining us. We will provide care to help address the medical and hygiene needs in these impoverished regions of the country. With our goals in creating a sustainable trip, a series of steps have been put into effect including implementation of an electronic medical record system, establishment of longitudinal care and interdisciplinary collaboration between UCF College of Medicine, UF College of Pharmacy, UCF College of Nursing, and Universidad Católica Nordestana.  Also, UCF Engineers Without Borders will be accompanied by Drew A. Horn, their mentor from NASA, as they build partnerships with Universidad Católica Nordestana and local community leaders.  The team will be conducting water tests and evaluating the local infrastructure of the communities they visit.

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2012 Medical Mission Trip to San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic



We would like to thank the Diebel Legacy Fund at the Central Florida Foundation for their generous donations that make our efforts possible.