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Medlife Leadership

MEDLIFE seeks to develop passionate student leaders who share our mission of creating a world free from the constraints of poverty. Learn how you can take on a Leadership Role in the MEDLIFE Movement below.

Medlife LeadershipE-Board Officer

Every MEDLIFE Chapter is led by a strong group of student leaders known as an Executive Board or E-Board. The team organizes SLTs, on-campus events, fundraisers, meetings, and more. This is a great first step for MEDLIFE advocates who are interested in becoming an international MEDLIFE leader. The exact positions available will vary based on the university, and the application process will be facilitated by your on-campus Chapter, not MEDLIFE HQ. Contact your university or high school Chapter for more details.

Medlife LeadershipStudent Advisory Board 

The MEDLIFE Student Advisory Board (SAB) gives students who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to service and MEDLIFE the opportunity for greater responsibility and leadership within the international organization. These responsibilities include serving as a resource for new and existing Chapters, helping recruit new MEDLIFErs, fundraising, planning Service Learning Trips, and expanding the MEDLIFE Movement in general. They are the liason between MEDLIFE HQ and our individual Chapters. Applicants must have 1+ years of E-Board experience at a well-established Chapter and are strongly encouraged to have attended an SLT. Click here to apply.

Medlife LeadershipJunior Field Associate

Gain hands-on experience working for an international non-profit as a Junior Field Associate (JFA). This 10-month position offers the opportunity to work side by side with the MED International and MED Programs teams, both in the office and on-site, at our Ecuador and Peru locations. Responsibilities include managing Service Learning Trips, trip leading, assisting doctors and nurses on patient follow-up visits, providing support to the Communications Team, and more. To apply email [email protected].

Medlife LeadershipSummer Internships

Gain valuable experience working and living abroad as a MEDLIFE summer intern. Every summer MEDLIFE hires interns in a variety of roles including international Chapter management, marketing, communications, operations, and more. Expand your knowledge on the inner workings of an international non-profit. To apply email [email protected].

Medlife LeadershipMED International

Turn your passion for MEDLIFE into a career by joining our MED International team in Lima, Peru. This group of advocates is our connection to university Chapters around the world. They promote the growth of our organization, manage Chapters and SLTs, and create engagement among MEDLIFErs around the world. To apply email [email protected].

If you are interested in our other departments or senior leadership opportunities, email [email protected] for more information.

Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg
Parent

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.