We want you to be part of our next MEDLIFE video!

On May 2nd, Joe Tylutki recorded a special message from everyone here at MEDLIFE. Please click on the video below to watch:

As the academic year comes to an end, MEDLIFE would like to thank you for the incredible year we’ve had. With all of our accomplishments this year we’ve learned more than ever that none of this would have been possible without the support of our amazing student chapters.  We’d like to hear more about your accomplishments and experiences with us and possibly include your feedback in a future MEDLIFE video.

If you have a few minutes to spare, we’d appreciate your help by following these simple instructions: 

1.) Using a digital video camera: If you have access to a video camera, and the means to either set it up on atripod and record yourself or have a friend help you, this would provide the best quality. 


Using your web cam: An easier way is just to use the built-in camera on your computer. You can record video easily on a mac that has a camera using the podcast software (if you have it) or by simply opening quicktime and choosing file > new video recording. On a PC you can do the same using windows media player.

Please answer the questions below the best you can: 

– What got you interested / excited about MEDLIFE? 73-1

– How did you get your chapter off the ground? (specific tactics for advertising, recruiting more students, etc)

– How did you plan your first meeting?

– If you aren’t a registered organization on campus, how can you still host a successful meeting?

– What specific techniques did you use to get people to come to the meeting? (flyers, listserv, chalking, etc)

– How was your first meeting? How many people attended?

– Tell us about your best fundraiser: How much money did you raise? How did you plan it? How did you advertise?

– How did you recruit members for an e-board?

– How did you organize your mobile clinic? How did you build excitement initially?

– Where did you go and how did you choose which site?

– How many people attended your Mobile Clinic?

– How did you prepare as a group for the trip?

– Do you have any personal anecdotes from your trip? A special moment or what the project was that you specifically worked on and how you felt about the experience?

Please answer the following questions regarding maintenance:

– How do you maintain interest in the chapter after time or after a Mobile Clinic? What tactics seem to work to keep students involved?

– What obstacles did you face regarding participation?

– Did any of your members participate in internships?

– If you could give one piece of advice to someone who wants to be a MEDLIFE leader, what would it be?

– What’s different about MEDLIFE as an org on campus?

– Complete the following sentence: “I’m a MEDLIFE leader because … ” (one sentence)

2.) Once you’ve completed your recording, save it to your computer.

3.) Send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] letting us know you made a video and which email we can use to send you an invitation to upload it to our DropBox account.

And that’s it! With your feedback, we can gather valuable information to share with fellow chapters and later compile a video of the best responses to share with the whole community.

Thanks again for making this our best year yet! 


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.