Welcome to MED Anywhere Express, MEDLIFE’s weekend Virtual Service Learning Trip! This is a 2 Day Immersive Program Exploring COVID-19 in Peru.
Join MEDLIFE on a condensed Virtual Service Learning Trip that offers an eye-opening remote experience, without interfering with your classes! In this two-day program, you will take an unfiltered look at how COVID-19 has impacted Peru by interacting with professionals and community members on the ground. To make sure you don’t miss out on any material from our classic six-day trip, you’ll be provided with articles, videos, and pre-recorded lectures in the week leading up to your trip!
1pm – 5pm EST on Saturday & Sunday
Day 1: History & Healthcare
1pm – 5pm EST
After an introduction to the course, today we will delve into Peru’s history, including agrarian reform and terrorism. This will provide us with the context of the challenges Peru faces today. We will also cover the arrival of COVID-19 in Peru and the country’s response to the pandemic. We’ll end the day with a roundtable with medical professionals.
Day 2: Economics & Community Response
1pm – 5pm EST
We’ll kick off our second day with a deep dive into the economic impact of the pandemic before exploring the role Community Soup Kitchens have played in supporting families during this time. We will meet Community Leaders with an interactive roundtable. As our trip comes to an end, we’ll consider the broader implications of what we’ve learned and consider what comes next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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