Global Medical Brigades

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.

Mission

The main goal of this organization is to provide graduate students the opportunity to work alongside medical professionals in local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems.

2017-2018 Officers

  • President: Dania Lopez 
  • Vice President: Monica Ramirez
  • Treasurer: Randall Flores
  • Social Chair: Aeryana Beaudrie
  • Medication Chair: Brooke Howard

National Organization

Global Brigades

Faculty Adviser

Michael Katz, PharmD