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    Mission Trips as Surgeon

    In the future if I’m able and do become a doctor I would really want to use my medical knowledge in third-world countries, such as Honduras or Guatemala. I was wondering what types of medical specialties are most needed for mission work and also if it is possible to get additional time off for...
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    Medical "Mission Trips" Volutneering

    Hello! This is my first post here and I made this account specifically to ask this question. Does anyone here have any experience with Medical volunteering trips abroad (non religious)? I am an EMT with IV certification and have found some organizations through google searches but I'm wondering...
  3. Kavity

    Mission trip in US vs out of US

    Hi everyone! I was recently looking to participate in a mission trip, as I see that this is a wonderful way to provide complementary care for communities who may not otherwise have access to care. In my search I found one in-state mission, and one overseas mission. Unfortunately, both are...
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    MD MPH before applying to MD? Chances?? Desperate!

    Coming here because I feel like no one truly understands my dilemma and I am trying to find a solution. I am currently SENIOR at a state university graduating dec. 2017 Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry Research Experience: Have done ecological research (and upcoming research in the Galapagos...
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    Including med mission trips on apps without looking like a voluntourist?

    Going on two of these when I was naive and thought I could make a difference, I learned how pointless they are unless you go with the purpose to educate people rather than providing medical care, especially when you are not trained. I look at them as voluntourism/white savior complex trips. How...
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    Unite for Sight costs

    The website has a link that says most of what you will pay for, but I wanted to share what I spent so others considering can get a general idea. Refundable deposit $1800 Required donation* $1800 600 glasses** $270 Flight (obviously varies) $2200 Visa application $100 Required insurance $110...
  7. YungGeezy

    Medical Mission Trip: More than one?

    So I'm a senior in undergrad applying right after graduation to med school. I already went on a medical mission trip to Jamaica last spring break and I know they receive a lot of criticism on here for not being effective but I really loved it. It was the most hands on clinical experience I've...
  8. lrm28

    3.5 cGPA, 3.3 sGPA - Chances next cycle? Advice?

    I'm a senior in undergrad applying next cycle. Retaking my DAT in January and will be taking a full year of post-bacc science classes after I apply to dental schools. Wondering what my chances are next cycle and what I can do to improve. What should I aim for when I retake the DAT? And would my...