Spring Break Medical Service Trip – Dominican Republic | March 11 – 18, 2017
MB students who have participated in the Dominican Republic Medical Service Trip have described how transformative the experience can be. Students travel out of their comfort zones, and provide much needed help in medical services (guided by a U.S. ER doctor). They also provide medication to residents of the bateys (small towns for sugar cane workers and their families).
Many residents do not receive any medical support throughout the rest of the year, and the direct service MB students provide is often empowering, humbling, and life-changing. One major goal before the trip is to raise and collect enough money to buy bulk medication, and secure shoe donations. Students also spend time sorting and labeling medication. Upon arrival in the DR, students will help set up a mini-clinic, and work a station (vital check, doctor’s assistant, pharmacist, shoe distributor, deworming medication distributer, etc.). While we do go out to dinner, swim, and enjoy time together, the focus of this trip is service, and prepping for our work in the field. After the trip, students help in the selection and training of students for the next year.
Dates: March 11 – 18, 2017
Cost = $2,400
Co-Leaders: Kate Turner & Dominique Avila
Max. = 12 students
Application Process for Spring Service Trips:
– Written application (will be e-mailed to students, and will be due Friday, 11/4/16)
– Interviews scheduled during week of November 7 – 14, 2016
– Selection of 12 students (10 new and 2 leaders who have gone before) by committee including faculty and administrators (students will be informed prior Thanksgiving break)