Wayne State University
The Trip:The Wayne State University medical service trip is a component of Timmy Global Health’s continuum of care for our international partner location in the Dominican Republic. The organization works hard to provide continuity in the communities where we work by placing different universities/service trip teams into our international clinics on a rotating basis—every 2-3 months throughout the year. This makes it possible to follow up with critical care patients, treat chronic conditions, and increase the overall quality, sustainability, and impact of our short-term medical clinics. Medical professionals and volunteers will conduct 5 days of clinic in different bateys – banana plantation communities. The clinic sites themselves are adopted communities chosen alongside our partner organization. Timmy Global Health visits these sites during every medical service trip to the DR. Though medical professionals will be providing patient care directly, volunteers will assist medical professionals in various support roles throughout clinic—assisting with vital signs and patient histories in TRIAGE; shadowing physicians and providers in PATIENT CONSULTATION; helping dispense medications in the PHARMACY; administering fluoride to children and adolescents; and other miscellaneous clinic duties (translating, crowd control, data entry, etc.).
Date: August 5, 2017 - August 13, 2017. Cost: $1,100 + airfare **Scholarships available**
Our selection process:All forms will be reviewed in anonymity by our Executive Board, and each individual question will be given a score from 1-10, the scores will be added together to get a total score which we will use to calculate a rating % (rating % = total score / max amount of points possible), if you have collected Timmy points through out this academic year, these will be added to your total score, it is to our chapter's discretion to decide the weight that these points will have over your score. We believe in equal opportunity, so everybody who shows an attitude compatible with our chapter's mission will have a fair shot at getting 1 of the 10-12 spots available for this trip. Please take your time with each questions, and over everything be transparent.