Service is a primary focus of Timmy Global Health at IUPUI. We are involved in both local and international service initiatives that provide our volunteers with opportunities to share their skills and talents through engagement with their community.
Service is the primary means by which Timmy students most directly impact the communities supported by Timmy Global Health. At IUPUI, Timmy students serve as volunteers at one of Timmy’s many international partner sites, specifically in Ecuador, where they work closely with a Timmy medical team and local community partner to provide direct healthcare services and health education to vulnerable populations.
International Medical Service Trip
Members of the IUPUI chapter of Timmy Global Health have the opportunity to assist in Timmy Global Health’s international mission of improving access to healthcare over spring break by supporting medical professionals at free clinics in communities surrounding Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Timmy Global Health's efforts in Santo Domingo are made possible through its local community partner. Thoroughout the year, Timmy Global Health at IUPUI's fundraising efforts support the local partner in providing medicines for the annual medical service trip and continuous on-the-ground healthcare support for the communities surrounding Santo Domingo.
The medical service trip is a credit-bearing experience and course at IUPUI. The experience also counts as an international "I" experience for the RISE Initiative. Participating students can elect to receive one-credit hour through the IUPUI School of Science to become eligible for numerous IUPUI-affiliated scholarships.
The 2018 medical service trip participants have already been selected. For more information regarding this opportunity, please email our 2018 co-trip leaders, Juan Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elliot Beckner (email@example.com).
Sustainability of Involvement
Unlike other medical service programs, Timmy Global Health prides itself on its sustainable model of healthcare. Every 90 days, a group of Timmy Global Health chapter volunteers and medical professionals travel to the same communities in Santo Domingo to provide continuity of healthcare services. Additionally, the local partner supports local medical professionals to provide follow-up care.