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 2015

From July 23rd - 31st, students from UCF College of Medicine, MedPACt (Medical Students Providing Across Continents), UCF College of Nursing, UF College of Pharmacy and Engineers without Borders-USA, will travel to six rural communities in the Dominican Republic for an international medical service mission.

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Dr. Alix Casler, Dr. David Simmons from the Orlando VAMC, Chaplain Linda Simmons from Florida Hospital, Dr. José A. Avila, Dr. Janet Bailey 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, Engineers without Borders-USA and Universidad Católica Nordestana.

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


2015 Global Health Conference- Maternal & Child Health 



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