Dominican Republic Medical Mission – July 25 to July 31, 2017 232 views

Date: July 25 to July 31, 2017
Host City:  Santiago-Rodriguez and surrounding areas


SCHOLARSHIP MONEY

Our Jose’s Hands grant will cover up to $500 of the costs below.

ABOUT THE TRIP

We will form a unique collaboration between Jose’s Hands, One to the Other Ministries, and medical officials in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Together we will harnesses the expertise of dedicated health and medical professionals to address a myriad of challenges in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

GOALS

The main goal of our medical mission is to provide medical care to a large number of under-served people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  The 7-day trip will provide medical help to an under-served community in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Students will be led by Dominican and American medical professionals. We will set up six to eight clinics per trip, with the expectation of maximazing our efforts on all clinic sites.

SERVICES

Most of the people who receive assistance are women, children, and elderly.

THE GROUP

One to the Other Ministries started operation in the fall of 1986 with an inaugural trip to the city of Acapulco in the country of Mexico. It was in this resort city, known for its beautiful beaches, vistas, and people, that OTTOM brought in a group of doctors and nurses, preachers, and teachers to the areas seldom seen by tourists for a 10-day outreach. One to the Other Ministries has focused on medical missions merging medicine and prayer with great success for many years. This combination of medical and evangelistic teams has proven to be the perfect strategy for this ministry and thus is still being used today.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We will stay at a hotel in the host city.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Travel from hometown to Miami for connecting with the big movement so all passengers may arrive at the same time into Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Airline/City Code: STI).  Once we arrive and clear customs, we will transfer to our hotel in Esperanza. (Estimated time of travel: 1 hr). After check in, the team will have a meal and a meeting and coordinate the day-to-day scheduling for the week. (Note: Villages//destination for the clinics may vary, per the choice of our local contact.)
  • Day 2: Clinic 1 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 2 – PM <> back to hotel
  • Day 3: Clinic 3 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 4 – PM <> back to hotel
  • Day 4: Clinic 5 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 6 – PM <> back to hotel
  • Day 5: Clinic 7 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 8 – PM <> back to hotel
  • Day 6: Day OFF <> Beach Day <> Lunch by ocean <> Return and debriefing
  • Day 7: Early departure to Santiago for flight home.

The heart of the mission is to serve the needy, which we will accomplish by touching each life via our care, our compassion, and our love toward each child, each adult, and each family we will see.

The medical students will shadow the doctors for the first couple days, and you will experience a change in the days to follow as the doctors will give you more freedom in dealing directly with the patient, giving you a more accurate “taste” of what you will experience in the future as a doctor.

From the arrival of the patients, we will register them, take them to triage, and then take them to see and visit with the doctors. Once the examination is completed, each patient will receive a list of medications that a runner will take to our pharmacy. As the prescriptions are being filled, the patient will be transported to the prayer room, and a group of folks will pray for the needs of each and every one.

After the prayer… both prescriptions and patients will be reunited, and they are free to go home.

Jose’s Hands and One to the Other Ministries… Together…

Touching Lives… and… Impacting Communities!

COSTS

The cost is $979* per person and includes all in-country lodging for six 6 nights with all taxes included; all transfers from and to the airport; all in-country transportation in air-conditioned buses; all meals in the Dominican Republic and Haiti; and official OTTOM mission shirt.

The price does not include airfare.  All must meet at the airport in Santiago Rodriguez.

Payment Deadlines

  1. Deposit of $150 non-refundable to due to OTTOM by – March 15
  2. Flight – purchase as soon as possible to get the best price
  3. Scholarship is awarded on your behalf once you purchase the flight and send Jose’s Hands and the host organization your flight confirmation
  4. Final Payment – June 10

*Price subject to change due to many factors, but usually never does.

MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS: The mission cost mentioned above is $979, of which the Jose’s Hands grant will cover up to $500. The difference is payable directly to the hosting organization, One to the Other Ministries, via check payable to One to the Other Ministries and mailed to One to the Other Ministries, 5131 E 25th PL, Tulsa, OK 74114-3729. If you choose to pay by PayPal to ottom86@hotmail.com and write in the notes section Jose’s Hands trip. However, if using PayPal, please add 2.5% to the total bill for PayPal bank fees. To secure your spot, students must mail One to the Other Ministries a $150 deposit by March 15 and the balance by June 15.

AWARDING THE SCHOLARSHIP:  The scholarship is awarded on your behalf once you purchase the flight and send Jose’s Hands and the host organization your flight confirmation.  Send your flight information to info@joseshands.org and ottom86@hotmail.com with the subject line “Flight Confirmation for [First Name Last Name]”

FUNDRAISING HELP

Jose’s Hands will help you create an online fundraising portal.  You will simply create a profile, set your fundraising goal, and begin sharing your page among friends and family. With easy social media sharing tools, your fundraising page will go viral among social media circles, and you will raise your portion of the mission trip cost in no time.

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Learn More about the Organization
We at Jose’s Hands believe it is important to introduce first-year medical school students to medical missions in underserved and underrepresented communities abroad. Exposing students early to the various social, cultural, and health conditions facing a developing world community provides a hands-on, eyewitness account necessary for building and sustaining a lifelong involvement in philanthropic medical service.
Learn More about the Organization http://www.joseshands.org

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