2013: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2012: La Ceiba, Hondruas
2011: Cusco, Peru
AMSA’s missions trips provide pre-health students with an opportunity to engage in healthcare in a unique way. Through these trips students are able to learn from professionals in the field of healthcare while learning more about the international health community. In addition, students are given the opportunity to experience different cultures by traveling abroad, improve their leadership skills, and develop a teamwork mindset as they learn more about the tough issues in today’s field of healthcare. Trips are usually during spring break, but winter break trips are occasionally offered. Last year, Georgia Tech AMSA students traveled to the Dominican Republic to volunteer at the Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital, the largest children hospital in the area. Over the course of one week, students shadowed doctors, assisted in the pharmacy department, packaged gauze and cotton pads, and helped out in the recreational and art therapy room for children. Students come back with not only memories of an enjoyable experience, but also with lasting friendships and passion to serve others through healthcare. Keep your eyes out for applications to apply for this year’s AMSA mission trip! You don’t want to miss it!
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
La Ceiba, Honduras