Pairing short-term volunteers with high quality opportunities

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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

Learning about healthcare in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala might be one of the best cities in Latin America for learning Spanish. The Lonely Planet describes it as attracting a “more serious” type of traveler, and it’s probably true – the gringos (myself included) make a genuine effort to blend in with the local culture. In Xela, partying takes a refreshing […]

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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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Our Partners

Bridge to Health

Medical and dental volunteers from Toronto, Canada, who conduct annual missions to underserved areas in the world.

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Medical Missions Exchange

The goal of Medical Mission Exchange (MMEX) is to facilitate referrals of underserved patients to appropriate medical specialists in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala.

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Charlene Chu.com

Charlene Chu is a Registered Nurse and PhD candidate who specializes in designing and evaluating interventions.

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The 53rd Week

The 53rd Week improves short-term volunteerism abroad by helping volunteers and communities turn their deeply personal investments into meaningful and lasting community health improvements.

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