The Benefits of Joining a MEDLIFE Chapter


Are you eager to make a genuine impact on underserved communities and contribute to improving healthcare access and education? Joining a MEDLIFE chapter might be a perfect opportunity to channel your passion and enthusiasm into meaningful action. As you embark on this journey, here are some compelling benefits that come with becoming a part of a MEDLIFE chapter:

Meaningful Engagement

Joining a MEDLIFE chapter provides you with the opportunity to engage in activities that have a direct and positive impact on the lives of people who lack adequate healthcare and resources. By participating in Service Learning Trips, educational workshops, and community initiatives, you’ll be contributing to lasting change in underserved communities. As an E-Board member, you’ll also gain exclusive benefits, such as significant discounts on our Service Learning Trips, enabling you to broaden your horizons with hands-on experiences at a more affordable rate.


When you join a MEDLIFE chapter, you become part of a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for making a difference. This network can extend beyond your immediate chapter to include MEDLIFE members from different regions and backgrounds, opening doors to new friendships and connections.

Hands-On Experience

MEDLIFE chapters provide you with hands-on experience in organizing and executing various projects. Whether it’s coordinating Service Learning Trips, organizing fundraising projects, or leading community development initiatives, you’ll gain practical experience that sets you apart and enriches your skillset.

Cultural Exchange

Working with diverse communities through a MEDLIFE chapter offers a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and understanding. You’ll learn to appreciate different perspectives, traditions, and challenges, fostering a sense of global citizenship and empathy.

Leadership Opportunities

As you invest time and effort in your MEDLIFE chapter, you’ll likely find yourself taking on leadership roles. These opportunities allow you to hone your leadership skills, inspire others, and drive the chapter’s success while leaving a lasting legacy. Explore the leadership positions available within a MEDLIFE Chapter!

Enhancing Your Resume

Being a member of a MEDLIFE chapter is an impressive addition to your resume. It showcases your commitment to community service, your ability to work in a team, and your dedication to improving the lives of others – qualities that potential employers and educational institutions highly value. Moreover, your achievements won’t go unrecognized. We are dedicated to acknowledging your hard work by offering customized recommendation letters. These letters will emphasize your leadership capabilities and input, serving as strong endorsements for your upcoming pursuits.

Joining a MEDLIFE chapter offers a rich array of benefits – from personal growth and skill development to fostering meaningful connections and driving positive change. By becoming part of this inspiring movement, you’ll not only transform the lives of others but also experience your own transformational journey toward empathy, compassion, and purpose. If you’d like to start or join a MEDLIFE chapter, please complete the form below!


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.