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.

 

Objectives:

 

  • 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.