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Start a MEDLIFE Chapter at your school today to spread the MEDLIFE Movement!

Connect with more than 300 universities and high schools from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and more! 

JOIN OR start a MEDLIFE Chapter

Become a global changemaker by founding a new MEDLIFE Chapter and helping us grow our impact. MEDLIFE Chapters are dynamic student groups that offer students a rewarding opportunity to volunteer with an international nonprofit, build leadership skills, and most importantly, empower low-income communities through medicine, education, and development.

Submit an application to start or join a Chapter at your school by filling out the form below. Already part of a MEDLIFE Chapter? Refer a friend to join or start a Chapter here.

Why Starting a MEDLIFE Chapter?

Making a Positive Impact: As a MEDLIFE chapter founder, you have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of underserved communities. By starting a chapter, you become part of this impactful movement, improving the lives of others and leaving a lasting legacy.


Leadership and Organizational Skills: Founding a MEDLIFE chapter requires strong leadership and organizational abilities. As a chapter founder, you’ll develop and enhance these skills through managing a team, coordinating events and campaigns, and overseeing various aspects of chapter operations.


Networking Opportunities: MEDLIFE is a well-established organization with a broad network of volunteers and professionals. You’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and build relationships with local community organizations. These connections can open doors to future opportunities and expand your professional network.


Community Engagement and Service: Founding a MEDLIFE chapter allows you to engage with your local community on a deeper level. You’ll have the chance to work closely with community members, identify their needs, and create programs to address those needs.


MEDLIFE Support and Resources: MEDLIFE provides support and resources to its chapter founders to ensure their success. You’ll receive guidance and training from the organization, access to educational materials, and assistance in planning and executing events.

Apply to JOIN OR start a MEDLIFE Chapter on campus!

A MEDLIFE Advisor will review your application, and you will be contacted via email with the next steps.

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.