There is probably a thread already started concerning this.If there is,I'm apologize to the webmaster who has to clean this up. I was wondering,what programs are there ,if any, to allow doctors to and others from other countries to visit or take up residence in a third world country.I've thought about this and perhaps I'm just one of those young,naive students who wants to save the world.Perhaps all doctors start out like this and then they fade back into reality.Has anyone here ever visited a third world country on a medical mission and how one can go about setting up a medical practice in Rwanda or Sudan.I can see you now once you read this thread,laughing at some foolish dream I have and how you've heard it all before. I've also considered sponsoring a child through dertain organizations.I won't say their exact names but it rhymes with Morld Mision.Has anyone ever had a child sponsor and visited themI've heard it's just a scam and that the children you sponsor get very little food.I'm considering sponsorship even though I have very little money as a student. As well,how could I set up a medical clinic in Rwanda or some other place.Theirs probably alot of government relations stuff to go through.This would mean,for me,no money,awful food,no electricity,toilet paper(or toilets),carpet or bed.And I'm not doing this for any sort of fame.(That is if I actually get into med school,I'm really getting ahead of myself here).If my name disappears and no one remembers my name,not even those I cure it wouldn't matter as long as I helped one person or prevented one of those unfortunate people.