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Mobile Clinics Sample Itinerary

A MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic brings free, high-quality healthcare directly to communities who lack access to basic health services. Staffed by local practitioners, clinics offer basic medical treatment and preventative screenings that are designed to find patients who are in need of long-term assistance. Volunteers shadow medical professionals, help in the running of the clinic,  and learn about local medical practices, global health, and the effect of poverty on health.

Participants will learn about a foreign culture and country through first-hand experience, reflections, and workshops. In addition to spending time with patients, community members and medical professionals, they will attend night meetings and activities to become more well versed on local and global issues and start on the path to global citizenship.

Trip Details

Minimum Registrants: 20
Maximum Registrants: 180
Donation Goal: $990
Down Payment: $25
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Overview

Throughout the course of this week, you will take part in Mobile Clinics and Development Projects. MEDLIFE Mobile Clinics bring free, high-quality healthcare directly to communities who lack access to basic health services. And our Development Projects improve the infrastructure throughout the community – from staircases to water reservoirs. But perhaps the most important component of this week is that you will be working hand in hand with local community members.

Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival and overnight at local MEDLIFE hostel.

Day 2: Participate in an optional walking tour to familiarize yourself with the area and culture where you will be working with this week.

Day 3: Take an immersive Reality Tour that will help orient you to the geographical, political, and social realities of the region.

Day 4-6: Gain hands-on experience working side by side with local professionals on a variety of medical stations including triage, general health, dental, and women’s health care.

Day 7: Participate in a development project to improve the infrastructure of the community.

Day 8: Explore more of your location on some of our optional itinerary add-ons or return home.

Itinerary In Detail

MEDLIFE works hand in hand with communities to create immersive week-long experiences that will transform your perspective on the world, and hopefully your own life.

Start your trip with an optional walking tour led by a MEDLIFE Trip Leader. During the tour, you’ll learn the route from your hotel to central landmarks, as well as the best places to exchange money, and restaurant and attraction recommendations you may take advantage of during your free time this week.

The next day, take a Reality Tour of the communities where you’ll work this week. During the tour, learn about the daily realities facing these communities and the unique ways MEDLIFE works to support each community. Throughout the tour, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the challenges about living in these areas.

Once you have a thorough background of the communities in which you’ll be working, you’re ready to start the Mobile Clinics and Development Project. Spend the next few days working side by side with local professionals.

MEDLIFE’s Mobile Clinics offer general medical and dental services, as well as preventative tests such as Pap smears and breast cancer screenings. The different medical stations are staffed by local doctors and nurses who speak the local language, understand local systems, and provide culturally sensitive care.

MEDLIFE’s Development Projects provide much need sustainable development in impoverished communities. A wide variety of projects – from staircases to water reservoirs – could be completed this week, depending on the community needs. All projects are completed side by side with the local community. Take this opportunity to connect with Xx, while you complete long-term sustainable projects for the community.

After your transformational week, add-on an optional tour or excursion. Head to some of the highlights of Peru on a Machu Picchu Getaway where you’ll journey through Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu. Or visit the biodiverse Amazon Jungle on this immersive 4-day extension trip through the rainforest.

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.