Pairing short-term volunteers with high quality opportunities

Find Volunteer Opportunities

We publish key information for medical professionals and trainees looking for high quality, short-term volunteer opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Clinical Guidelines

The challenges of medicine in austere settings are unique. In the absence of labs and imaging, we suggest a new paradigm that focuses on safe management of common symptoms.

Research Activities

We're excited about global health. Collaborate with us, read about our completed and ongoing quality improvement projects, and provide your feedback on our framework for best practices on short-term medical missions.

QuickChart EMR

Use the QuickChart mobile EMR to create and share medical records in austere settings, and securely manage your patient roster.

Find Volunteer Opportunities

We publish key information for medical professionals and trainees looking for high quality, short-term volunteer opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Clinical Guidelines

The challenges of medicine in austere settings are unique. In the absence of labs and imaging, we suggest a new pardigm that focuses on safe management of common symptoms.

Research Activities

We're excited about global health. Collaborate with us, read about our completed and ongoing quality improvement projects, and provide your feedback on our framework for best practices on short-term medical missions.

QuickChart EMR

Use the QuickChart mobile EMR to create and share medical records in austere settings, and securely manage your patient roster.

Recent Blog Posts

Aligning host community preferences with organizer practices

Given the money and logistics involved in planning a short-term medical mission, it’s no surprise that organizations often allow their own priorities to monopolize their aid projects. But any benefits to volunteers should always take a back seat to the needs of the communities they aim to help. A recent publication by Rozier, Lasker, and […]

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How we built our medical service trip database

How did we create our database of short-term medical volunteer opportunities? We looked for organizations that operate short-term, primary care medical trips anywhere in Latin America or the Caribbean. Easy? Not necessarily. Many organizations are defunct, many offer once-off trips that “parachute” into host communities; others offer medical opportunities buried within their primarily non-medical programs; […]

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