Medical Professionals

“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 yearround health access to our adopted communities. Our teams return to partner sites every 23 months, maintain detailed records, and ensure patients have access to the quality care they need and deserve. 

These shortterm efforts are vital to our longterm 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. 

 

Our Global Impact

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WHAT CAN I DO? 

As a doctor…

You will consult with up to 25 patients per day treating a variety of illnesses. You will work with both a student or general volunteer as a scribe, along with a translator. 

As a nurse…

You will work directly with patients primarily in vitals, labs, and triage stations of the clinic. You will work alongside students, general volunteers, and translators. 

As a pharmacist…

You will be running the pharmacy station of the clinic. You will have a team of 4-6 students assisting you in filling prescriptions. You will review medicines, dosages and provide patient instructions. 

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

TEAM
LOCATION
DATES
NEEDS (**URGENT)
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 aleman@timmyglobalhealth.org 

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 contact our Service Trip Coordinator Rebecca Aleman at 317-920-1822 ext. 6 or aleman@timmyglobalhealth.org