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Global Medical Academy

Hands-On International Medical Experience for Faculty and Students

This summer, we are inviting high school faculty to travel with their students to join the Global Medical Academy on 9-day medical trips to Belize and Panama. On each trip, faculty and students will get 30+ hours of hands-on experience in patient intake, triage, patient consultation (shadowing doctors), and support in the pharmacy while volunteering in rural clinics. The program also includes fun and engaging cultural and enrichment activities each day. We will meet the students at the airport and organize all food, lodging, transportation, and logistics during their stay.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Open to Individuals and Small Chapters
  • 1 Free Faculty Advisor w/ 3+ students (faculty/advisor recommended but not required)
  • Graduated Sophomores through graduated Seniors
  • CPR/1ST Aid Certificate (by May 30th, 2024)
  • Teacher letter of recommendation certifying medical assisting experience

For younger students who do not meet these requirements, we invite them to join the Global Impact Academy

Join a Medical Program this Summer 2025!

Panama

June 7-14, 2025

Belize

June 7-14, 2025

June 24 – July 1, 2025

Guatemala

June 24 – July 1, 2025

June 7 – 14, 2025

Greece

June 7 – 14, 2025

Program Details

Program Fee

$3,290* including airfare per student

1 Faculty chaperone FREE (with 3+ students)

* includes all food, lodging, transport, staffing, travel insurance, advertised activities, and contributions to operate the mobile medical clinic

Day-to-Day Activities

Days 1 – 2:

Arrival and Orientation

 

Our staff will meet you and your fellow Academy program participants at the airport and provide transport to a hotel in the city for orientation and preparation. You will be introduced to our team and get to know everyone.

The following day, you will visit a local community and learn about rural healthcare and local economic needs.

Days 3 – 6:

Rural Community Mobile Medical Clinics

Students will work with healthcare professionals in mobile medical clinics, assisting hundreds of patients. Clinics consist of intake, triage, consultations, dental stations, educational workshops, potentially a vision station, and a pharmacy station.

Days 7 – 8:

Cultural Activities, Sightseeing and Departure

Students enjoy cultural activities and explore local tourist sites before returning to the city for final evening reflections, celebrations, and departure. Friends and family will be excited to hear the many amazing stories, friendships, and discoveries you made!

Medical Clinic

Sample Itinerary

Are you ready to take the next step?

Register below!

1

Schedule a Meeting with me if you have any questions or would like to discuss!

2

Create Your Chapter – Submit the Chapter Creation Form and receive a Custom Promotion Kit and Registration Page just for your group!

3

Select Your Program – In creating a chapter you’ll choose the name of your group (school, city, region, HOSA?) and destination and session of the Global Medical Academy you would like to promote.
Panama Session 1: June 9-17
Panama Session 2: June 23-July 1
Belize Session 1: June 16-24
Belize Session 2: June 30-July 8

4

Promote and Register your participants (4 or more) on your Chapter Page to officially join the Academy of your choice!

5

Join the Academy! With 4 or more participants your group is officially WELCOMED into the Academy!

Interested but have a few questions?

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help: check out our FAQs

Want to talk to the team? Schedule a call!

A Sustainable High-Impact Health Non-Profit

For 20 years, Global Health Squads has supported communities around the world to access essential medical and healthcare services. Through rural and urban clinics, as well as school health screenings and public health workshops, Global Health Squads and our partners have served over 1.6 million patients to date.

On a Global Health Academy program, you will be partnered with healthcare service projects that are long-lasting and high impact. Alongside our partner NGO Global Brigades, we ensure that all of your work, and the work of our team, makes a sustainable positive impact on the lives of the communities in which we work. We invite you to come see for yourself!

Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.
Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.
Through virtual or in-country programs, Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners.