MEDLIFE Trips: Changes to registration requirements

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Changes to registration requirements now make it easier than ever to go on a volunteer trip, and gives you more flexibility to register earlier with less fear of trip cancellations!

Refundable Trip Deposit

We have now made the $200 deposit refundable! This allows volunteers to obtain a refund on their deposit up until the trip registration deadline (four weeks before the clinic start date). So register early and if a clinic gets cancelled or you can’t go anymore, you can either be refunded the deposit or use it for a future trip.

New Trip Minimums

We have set new minimums of volunteers required to run the trips. These lower minimums allow you to confidently register for a mobile clinic with less fear of the trip being cancelled due to lack of participants – so no need to wait until the last minute for other volunteers to register first!

  • Trip minimums without a development project:

    • Lima: 15
    • Cusco: 20
    • Riobamba: 15
    • Tena:  20
    • Esmeraldas: 20
    • Moshi: 20

  • Trip minimums with a development project:

    • Lima:20
    • Cusco: 30
    • Riobamba: 20
    • Tena: 30
    • Esmeraldas: 30
    • Moshi: 30

Trips will be confirmed more easily and sooner, so you should jump on registration to reserve your spot! The sooner MEDLIFE is able to confirm a clinic, the sooner you can purchase airfare. Earlier trip confirmation will allow you to search and purchase flights further in advance, meaning that you will most likely find flights at an even cheaper prices than before!

REMINDER – A volunteer trip is confirmed once there are five more volunteers than the minimum signed up before the registration deadline or when the minimum is met by the registration deadline.

Start registering now! You can see our upcoming winter clinic trip dates and locations here – http://www.medlifeweb.org/upcoming-mobile-clinics/table.html


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

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.