FMCI Annual Delegation Trip
Be Part of the Experience
The Delegation will head to Haiti on February 20-27, 2016. The Delegation is comprised of family physicians and residents. All of the physicians that are part of the Delegation will be treating patients on the Patient Care Team or educating Haitian colleagues as part of the Medical Education Team.
In addition to the great work accomplished by the physicians, there will be non-physician Delegates that work to improve the quality of life for Haitian children.
2016 FMCI DELEGATION TRIP
The Patient Care program component allows licensed physicians and residents (under physician supervision) to attend to patients at community clinics in Haiti. A Patient Care Team is selected within the Delegation prior to arriving in Haiti.
Medical Education and Faculty Development
The Medical Education program component provides resources and support for the development of Family Medicine in Haiti through relationships with the Ministry of Health in Haiti (MSPP) and other primary care organizations. In addition to supporting the development of Family Medicine, this program component provides continuing medical education for family physicians and general practice physicians in Haiti, faculty development, as well as Family Medicine curriculum and resources for medical schools and residency programs.
A Medical Education Team is selected in advance and prepares for the following in-country activities:
- Develops and presents a one-day symposium for Family Medicine residents, physicians, and medical students. The symposium includes an overview of Family Medicine and specific medical topics as identified by in-country medical partners (residency programs and medical schools).
- Develops and presents faculty development sessions at the two Family Medicine residency programs in Haiti.
- Meets with the medical schools in Port-au-Prince to discuss future symposia, curriculum, and resource needs, plus a long-term role in supporting the development of Family Medicine in Haiti.
- Meets with the MSPP to discuss the advancement of Family Medicine in Haiti.
Children and Youth Projects
The children and youth program component seeks to improve the quality of life and the health of children in Haiti, as well as provide health and hope to Haiti’s youth.
It also allows non-medical Delegation members to participate in meaningful volunteer activities while in Haiti. The week-long efforts focus on the needs of Haiti's children and youth.
- Non-medical Delegation members participate in projects to improve school facilities and resources.
- Volunteers deliver essential supplies and personal items for children in need.
- Volunteers provide special activities (parties, reading, playing soccer, etc.) for children in schools and orphanages.
Medical Equipment and Supplies
The medical equipment and supplies component provides important resources (medical devices, pharmaceutical products, vitamins, etc.) for community clinics and other entities related to Family Medicine Cares International.
- Goods needed to support the clinics are distributed and utilized during the week of the trip.
- Much needed equipment is provided to the Family Medicine residency programs in Haiti such as AED machines, blood pressure cuffs, glucometers, etc.
- Companies have the opportunity to get involved through product support and participation.
If you would like to be part of this rewarding work in Haiti, but do not feel like you can commit the time to be part of the Delegation, please consider making a donation. Please know that through your donation you are making a difference in the lives of those in need, at home and around the world.
FMCI Annual Delegation Trip
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