Whats next for our Medical Teams Abroad?
- March 21-27: A burn team is heading to Santa Marta Colombia led by Dr. Mark Foglietti of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
- April 24 – May 3: Healing the Children Northeast and Healing the Children Northern California chapters will travel together to Ica Peru under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Rousso and Dr. Evan Ransom. Team administrator for this team will be Kathy McGovern. Our host is Jose Paredes, a local New Milford, CT resident who accompanies the trip every year along with his wife and daughter to make sure the team needs are met. Jose and Malena have family members in the hotel and restaurant business and they arrange housing and meals, not just for our team, but also for the families who travel from far distances to have their children seen by the team and the volunteers who come to assist our team.
- October 16-24: Dr. Greg Keiser will lead a Dental team to Riobamba, Ecuador. Our host will be Partners for Andean Community Health (PACH).
- October 17 – 25: A facial plastics cleft lip/palate and microtia team will travel to Santa Marta Colombia led by Dr. Andrew Jacono on
We recently were made aware of an opportunity which we would love to share for those who travel on medical mission trips:
Dr. Manoj Abraham, who leads several trips for our Northeast Chapter and is the chair of the FACE TO FACE International Program, has recently connected with Doximity, a widely recognized online professional network that is very influential in recognizing top physicians throughout the county. Doximity has set up a charitable arm called the Dox Foundation, which provides grants up to $2,000 for medical mission airfare.
Who can apply?
Individual physicians, nurse practitioners, CRNA’s, and physician assistants who travel for medical mission work. Each individual must apply to be considered. This does not mean they will fund more than one member who applies per trip. Grantee flights must be booked through the Foundation travel portal but can be matched with the same flights as the rest of the team. In addition, Doximity employees have volunteered to be administrators on medical mission trips. Doximity employees are not medical professionals, but are very committed to making a difference in health care. All costs for these administrators would be paid by Doximity. Applicants will be considered for a flight grant whether a Doximity employee is involved in the mission or not.
If interested in learning more about either program,
Step one, you would need to confirm your eligibility. Sign in to your Doximity account to make sure you are verified, or
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Fill out a proposal. You will be notified within a few weeks if you've received a grant.
Book your flight via their travel portal
Enjoy your trip
Share your story / photos upon return to be shared with Doximity members. (this is a requirement)
Enjoy your trip
Share your story / photos upon return