“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 extenseive 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.
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
Interested in Joining a Medical Service Team?
For more information about serving on a Timmy medical service trip please fill out the form below. Questions? Visit our FAQ’s page here
Upcoming Service Trips
|East Carolina University||Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic||December 30-January 7, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|University of Massachusetts||Mao, Dominican Republic||January 6-14, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Davidson College||Quito, Ecuador||January 6-14, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs PAs or NPs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Indiana State University||Guangaje, Ecuador||January 6-14, 2018||(2-3) MDs, DOs PAs or NPs|
|University of South Carolina||Misahualli, Ecuador||January 5-15,2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Manchester Community College||Santo Domingo, Ecuador||January 5-14, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (2) Pharmacists|
|DePauw University||Chontapunta, Ecuador||January 7-21, 2018 (2 week trip)||(1-2) Pharmacists|
|Tufts University||Xela, Guatemala||January 6-14, 2018||(1-2) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs;|
|North Carolina State University||Chontapunta, Ecuador||March 2-11, 2018||(1-2) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs|
|Ball State University||Misahualli, Ecuador||March 3-11, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1) RN; (2) Pharmacists|
|Boston University||Mao, Dominican Republic||March 3-11, 2018||(2) Pharmacists|
|Montana State University||Guangaje, Ecuador||March 9-18, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1) RN; (1) Pharmacists|
|Des Moines University||Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic||March 10-17, 2018||(1) RN; (2) Pharmacists|
|Indiana University||Xela, Guatemala||March 10-18, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs;|
|Purdue University||Quito, Ecuador||March 10-18, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1) RN; (2) Pharmacists|
|Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)||Santo Domingo, Ecuador||March 10-18, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1) RN; (2) Pharmacists|
|Butler University||Xela, Guatemala||May 19-27, 2018||(1) RN; (2) Pharmacists|
|University of Colorado-Boulder||Quito, Ecuador||May 19-27, 2018||(3) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Monti Cristi, Dominican Republic||May 19-27, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (2-3) RNs; (2) Pharmacists|
|Bellermine University||Mao, Dominican Republic||May 26-June 3, 2018||(3-4) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (2-3) RNs; (1) Pharmacist|
|Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine||Santo Domingo, Ecuador||June 2-10, 2018||(4-5) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1) RN; (2) Pharmacists|
|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|
|University of Michigan||Mao, Dominican Republic||August 18-26, 2018||(4-6) MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs; (1-2) RNs; (1-2) Pharmacists|
What is the cost of a Timmy Trip?
The average Timmy trip costs around $1,300 plus airfare and includes all in-country transportation, accommodations, meals, cultural/leisure activities, international medical insurance, a Timmy t-shirt, and clinic supplies.
If you have any questions about trip pricing, trip dates, or general inquiries please contact our Service Trip Coordinator Rebecca Aleman at 317-920-1822 ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org