“I choose to volunteer with Timmy Global Health because we are invited by local communities, enjoy vibrant partnerships with local physicians and nonprofits, provide continuity of care, and have an extensive referral system. All of this coupled with Timmy’s family atmosphere and commitment to service make Timmy Global Health uniquely successful. This is why I continue to volunteer on Timmy trips.”
– Dr. Brett Hesse, MD, Co-Medical Director of Timmy’s Medical Advisory Committee, Volunteer since 2010.
The Timmy Model
Timmy’s primary care medical trips help provide year–round health access to our adopted communities. Our teams return to partner sites every 2–3 months, maintain detailed records, and ensure patients have access to the quality care they need and deserve.
These short–term efforts are vital to our long–term continuity. Paired with strong, local health partnerships, our medical teams help fulfill the promise we have made to our communities. Even after our medical teams have gone home, patients have access to important medicines, have contact with a community health worker, receive subsidized surgeries and hospital care, and feel secure in the fact that they can reach a doctor in the event of an emergency.
Our Medical Service Trips
We invite you to join us on a 7-10 day medical service trip with passionate volunteers in one of our 9 sites in Ecuador, Guatemala, or the Dominican Republic. Each trip not only offers the opportunity to bring vital, life-changing care to those who need it most but also the opportunity to explore a new country and culture: canoe down the Amazon, whitewater raft in the jungle, hike down a volcano to a crater lake, shop in an artisan market, and taste the local cuisine.
Our student volunteers are the next generation of global health leaders. And the hands-on experience they gain on our medical trips play a transformative role in their career paths and stick with them throughout their lives.
Interested in Joining a Medical Service Team?
Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more about Timmy medical service trips.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Typical Day on a Timmy Trip:
7:00 am: Breakfast
7:30 am: Travel to clinic
8:30 am: Set up clinic
9:00 am: Patient registration begins (we typically see 100 patients per day)
12:00 pm: Lunch on a rolling basis as clinic continues
4:00 pm: Finish clinic and pack up
5:30 pm: Return to lodging & prepare supplies/medicines for next day
7:00 pm: Dinner out & cultural activity
9:00 pm: Return to lodging for the night
Upcoming Service Trips
|Butler University||Xela, Guatemala||May 19-27, 2018||(1) Pharmacist|
|University of Colorado-Boulder||Quito, Ecuador||May 19-27, 2018||(1) MD, DO, PA, or NP|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Monti Cristi, Dominican Republic||May 19-27, 2018||(1-2) RNs; (2) Pharmacists|
|Bellarmine University/University of Southern Indiana||Mao, Dominican Republic||May 26-June 3, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1) Pharmacist|
|Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine||Santo Domingo, Ecuador||June 2-10, 2018||(2-3) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1) Pharmacist|
|University of Louisville School of Medicine||Tena, Ecuador||June 3-16, 2018 (2-week trip)||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs|
|East Tennessee State University||Guangaje, Ecuador||June 15-24, 2018||(1) RN (1) Pharmacist|
|Vanderbilt University/ University of North Carolina||Quito, Ecuador||August 4-12, 2018||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Wayne State University/University of Pittsburgh||Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic||August 4-12, 2018||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Boston College||Xela, Guatemala||August 11-19, 2018||(1-2) RNs; (1) Pharmacist|
|University of Michigan||Mao, Dominican Republic||August 18-26, 2018||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Butler University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences||Guangaje & Santo Domingo, Ecuador||October 5-20, 2018 (2-week trip)||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|University of Notre Dame||Quito, Ecuador||October 13-21, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Friends of Timmy (previously Young Professionals)||Xela, Guatemala||October 13-21, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Davidson College||Quito, Ecuador||January 5-13, 2019||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Indiana State University||Guangaje, Ecuador||January 4-13, 2019||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|University of South Carolina||Tena, Ecuador||January 4-13, 2019||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Manchester Community College||Santo Domingo, Ecuador||January 5-13, 2019||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs;(1-2) Pharmacists|
|Tufts University||Xela, Guatemala||January 5-13, 2019||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|DePauw University||Chontapunta, Ecuador||January 6-20, 2019||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
Interested in Learning More?
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Ready To Go?
Thank you for your interest in joining a Timmy Global Health Medical Service Trip. If you have any questions about payments, logistics, or trip information, please visit our Trip FAQ’s here or contact our Service Trip Coordinator Rebecca Aleman at 317-920-1822 ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org