Volunteer Medical Team Leader, Member, or Administrator

Medical Trips

Medical Teams Abroad program provides medical and surgical treatment to children in need all over the world. We assemble volunteer teams of medical, surgical, dental, and healthcare professionals. Following are examples of what it takes to be a member of our teams.

Types of Teams:

  • General & Internal Medicine
  • ENT
  • Plastic Maxillofacial/Facial Plastics, Cleft Lip and Palate & Microtia
  • Orthopedics
  • Dental
  • Burn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Health Screening

Trip Components

1) Site Selection

  • Pre-visit to site prior to commitment
  • Quantifiable need or availability
  • Hospital support
  • Logistical support
  • Favorable site visit
  • Local government or Community support

2) Volunteer Team Composition

  • Team Leader, MD
  • Administrator
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • CRNA's
  • Nurses--OR, scrub, rotating, recovery room specialties
  • Pediatrician
  • Technical & ancillary

Medical Trip Costs

Actual Trip Costs to Peru 2013: Twenty-Nine Volunteers

Airfare @ $1,000 pp  $29,000
Lodging and Most Meals @ $775. pp $22,475
Equipment and Supplies $5,500
Narcotics/In Country $800
Baggage Fees @ $50 per bag $1,450
Visas (n/a)  
Miscellaneous--supplies, photo paper for printers, ink, etc $150
HTCNE Fee including Evacuation Insurance @ $245pp $7,105
Total Budget $66,480

Peru Medical Trip Summary: 2013 Facial Plastics & Microtia Team

Patients Screened 62
Patients Treated 45
Procedures 67
Medical In-kind Donated Services $410,220
Medical Supplies Donated $40,000
Total Services $450,220

Volunteer Credentials

  • Role of Individual
  • Documentation
    • C.V
    • Current Medical License/Certification
    • Diploma
  • HTCNE Forms
    • Registration
    • Liability
    • Ethics
  • Passport copy
  • Emergency contact information

If you are interested in becoming a Team Leader, Member, or Administrator on a Medical Trip you must travel with an existing team for training. To find out more please email Missy Law: mlaw@htcne.org or please call our office at 860-355-1828 ext. 24

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