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Medical Mission

Medical Outreach

The College of Pharmacy has partnered with Jose's Hands to provide interprofessional medical/patient care to underserved people in the world. Visit Jose's Hands for more information.  

Previous Medical Missions

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MEDICAL MISSION - JULY 2017

NSU College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Jose's Hands and One to the Other Ministries, provided interprofessional medical/patient care to a large number of underserved people in the area of Santiago-Rodriguez, Dominican Republic and Haiti. This medical mission took place from July 25 to July 31, 2017. This is the second year the College has partnered with Jose’s Hands. The students that participated received financial assistance in the form of a scholarship from the College of Pharmacy and from Jose’s Hands.  

Student Lyan Porrata (19) described the experience as "a wonderful experience that I carry in my heart thanks to Nova Southeastern University, Jose's Hands, and One to The Other Ministries"

"Only God knows how this mission trip has changed my life, without a doubt I received way more of what I gave. In many cases, people who have less are the ones able to contribute more in our lives and to our growth as human beings". -Victor Alvarez (19)

GUATEMALA MEDICAL MISSION - MAY 2017

The College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Jose's Hands and Emmaus Medical Mission, provided interprofessional medical/patient care to a large number of underserved people in the area of Sumpango Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, from May 3 through May 7, 2017 (5-day trip to provide medical help to a home for the orphaned, abandoned, and malnourished children of Guatemala).

This was the second year the College participated in this medical initiative. The program was offered to students who received financial assistance in the form of a scholarship from Jose's Hands and from the College.

"This was hands down one of the best experiences of my life, and is a great opportunity for students, especially pharmacy candidates since we are typically not included in other missions.” -Brandi Nichols (17)

"Participation in global experiences, such as the Guatemala medical outreach mission, provides students opportunities to develop as pharmacists, professionals, and leaders. Our partnership with Jose's Hands has resulted in life-changing, hands-on patient care experiences for our students - experiences which will have a positive, lifelong impact on their practice. We sincerely appreciate the support we receive from our donors and Jose's Hands, ensuring the availability of these very worthwhile co-curricular activities for our students." -Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., dean

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