MedPACt (Medical Students Providing Across Continents) is an organization dedicated to providing education and mentoring for students to become actively engaged within communities of need both locally and abroad, and to promote awareness and participation in improving the health-related needs of people throughout the world.

The goals of MedPACt are to:

Global Health Digest

2020 Global Health Conference

Arts in Medicine: Integration and Healing

Save the Date: January 18, 2020

Proceeds from this year’s conference will be used to fund MedPACt global health outreaches through the Apopka and Yantalo Clinics.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.ucfglobalhealth.org.

Ways to get involved:

Preliminary dates:

April 19th

Join us for some free food and improve your Spanish with speaker seminars, practice with your fellow classmates, clinical skill encounters and even a mentor/mentee program with UCF Undergrads. All levels are welcome!

Justin Chacko is the contact person for the Spanish Lunch Hour.  Feel free to email him at justinchacko@knights.ucf.edu for dates and locations for the next SLH.

MedPACt’s Global Health Conference is an annual medical student run conference geared towards health professionals like medical students, nursing students, pharmacy students, and anyone who is interested in the topic of global health.  Topics of previous years have included tropical diseases, maternal and child health, refugee health, and disaster relief. Stay tuned for this year’s date and theme – announcement coming in May 2019.

Since July 2016 MedPACt and the Farmworker Association of Florida have collaborated to provide health clinics to a vulnerable farmworker population. Our pop-up clinics provide services from a range of specialties including internal medicine, pediatric, ophthalmology, nephrology, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, and physical therapy. Our volunteers include faculty and students from various disciplines, including nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational health, social work, nutrition, and chaplaincy. Our next clinic is scheduled for Thursday June 27, 2019 at the Farmworker Association of Florida in Apopka.

The Yantalo Clinic facilitates medical services, research, and education for the rural community of Yantalo, Peru. Since its completion in 2014, it has hosted interdisciplinary teams from numerous sites in the US. Our interdisciplinary team was the first to introduce broad primary care, physical therapy, and adult surgery services. This year, we will be travelling from May 25th-June 2nd with an expanded team of students and professionals from the disciplines of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Urology,  Physical Therapy, Social Work, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

Learn more about the Yantalo Peru Foundation here. 

Development and Research

Help promote sustainable and ethical global health initiatives through implementation of additional MedPACt projects such as:

Electronic Health Record

AMSA/IFMSA Research Exchange