Medical Mission Program
During the final week of the scientific program, students will travel to a rural area and participate in a truly splendid experience. The Medical Mission is a tradition inherited by medical students of the university since 1962, an activity through which students, young doctors and lab technicians’ aid by providing free medical care to people in a target rural area.
- The primary aim of the Medical Mission is to raise the health education system in rural areas and to provide free medical consultations, investigations and treatment.
- To provide the participants with the opportunity of active learning and aiding in betterment of life.
- Participants will come across undiagnosed cases where, with the aid of superiors, be expected to participate in the diagnosis and prescribing medication.
- The Medical Mission provides a unique experience where one interacts with all aspects of their environment learning new traditions and cultures.
- An opportunity to assist in conducting researches concerned with endemically tropical diseases.
How the Medical Mission Works
- The duration of the medical mission will be five days.
- Participants will be split into four groups and each group will head off into a designated preselected village.
- Upon arrival, clinics, a pharmacy, a lab and health education session will be set up in on of the village local buildings (most commonly public schools).
- Each one of the participants will get the opportunity to work in all of the different domains of the medical day; whether it was diagnosing diseases in the clinic, testing for malaria in the lab, providing medications in the pharmacy or teaching ways to improve personal hygiene to school children; therefore promoting the village's health and welfare.