Medical Mission Trips
Serving Communities in the Dominican Republic
UCF nursing and med students put their skills to the test in the rural mountains of the Dominican Republic each summer, serving those who otherwise wouldn't have access to health care.
“Medical missions allow health care providers to work together in less than optimal conditions, which is important for team building and interprofessional understanding,” says Dr. Laura Gonzalez.
- Students, Engineers, Doctors, Clergy Spend Summer as International Samaritans, Aug. 2014
- Lessons in Service, Teamwork and Compassion, Summer 2013
- Providing Care Abroad to Better Serve at Home, Summer 2012
- Monitoring Rural Countries’ Medical Care: There’s an App For That, Aug. 2012
- Medical Missions to the Dominican Republic, June 2012
Global Health Education Fund
A Global Health Education Fund has been established for private donations. The cost of providing care for hundreds of patients, including medical supplies, medications, and transportation of care providers, requires approximately $1,000 per student. To learn how you and your organization can help, contact Katie Korkosz at 407-823-1600.
David and Ania Hanke Endowed Fund for Global Health Outreach
David Hanke, an alumnus of the first BSN class to graduate from UCF’s nursing program in 1981, and his wife Ania have established the David and Ania Hanke Endowed Fund for Global Health Outreach.
This endowed fund will provide ongoing support to underwrite the travel expenses incurred by undergraduate nursing students as they travel to the Dominican Republic for the college’s annual medical mission trip.