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Medical Outreach

Current Medical Outreach Opportunities

GUATEMALA - June 2018

In June 2018, the College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Jose's Hands and Emmaus Medical Mission, will provide interprofessional medical/patient care to a large number of underserved people (orphaned, abandoned, and malnourished children) in the area of Sumpango Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, from June 20 through June 24, 2018.

The program is open to NSU College of Pharmacy students. Chosen applicants will receive a scholarship from NSU College of Pharmacy and Jose's Hands. Selected students will be responsible for the remainder of the cost plus airfare, any applicable taxes, fees, and personal expenses.

For more information about this program, contact Mr. Brian Stonebraker, International Program Coordinator at bstonebrak@nova.edu.    

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - June 2018

NSU College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Jose's Hands and One to the Other Ministries, will provide interprofessional medical/patient care to a large number of underserved people in the area of Santiago-Rodriguez, Dominican Republic and Haiti. This program will take place from June 26 to July 2, 2018.

The program is open to NSU College of Pharmacy students. Chosen applicants will receive a scholarship from NSU College of Pharmacy and from Jose's Hands. Selected students will be responsible for the remainder of the cost plus airfare, any applicable taxes, fees, and personal expenses.

For more information on NSU College of Pharmacy International Medical Outreach programs, contact Mr. Brian Stonebraker, International Program Coordinator at bstonebrak@nova.edu.     

The College of Pharmacy, in partnership with Jose's Hands, provides interprofessional medical/patient care to underserved people throughout the world. Visit Jose's Hands for more information.  

"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, College of Pharmacy

2017 Medical Outreach Programs

GUATEMALA - 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)

For more testimonials from our students visit 2017 Guatemala Ambassadors.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 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 program took place from July 25 to July 31, 2017. This was 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)

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