The Global Actions Project coordinates the annual FIMRC Summer Break Trip and offers Virtual Volunteering opportunities.
FIMRC stands for Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. Their mission, similar to IMED's, is to "to provide access to medical care for underprivileged and medically underserved families around the world." They work to accomplish this mission by organizing volunteers and planning for their arrival to the countries where FIMRC has free clinic projects. For years, FIMRC has helped IMED host general members in different countries. FIMRC provides the safety element that is needed for abroad trips, which
gives us the resources to help underprivileged communities while also helping our members feel safe traveling to other parts of the world!
To learn more about FIMRC, visit fimrc.org
Each year, IMED partners with FIMRC to improve healthcare in developing communities across the globe. We aim to accomplish this goal by providing access to quality healthcare and educating community members on preventative measures. This coming 2022 IMED hopes to provide an opportunity for our general members to experience a global perspective of health care. We highly recommend seizing this opportunity as you will indeed gain an unforgettable life experience.
Minimum of 18 years of age
Valid passport or visa
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does the trip cost?
A: The cost ranges from $1000-$2000.
Q: How long are the trips?
A: The trips are one to two weeks.
VIRTUAL GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP
4-week or 8-week certificate program with a cohort of other Fellows
Focuses on one section of the world (Africa/Asia or Latin America) and will include site overviews of each of FIMRC sites, providing information on health structure and status
Includes a book reading, journal article readings, discussions, and medical case studies
Includes development and implementation of a project that directly benefits a FIMRC site
Live virtual sessions with FIMRC staff and field members with hours coordinated around your small group availability
For our summer programs, you can choose to participate in one or both sessions - Session I: June 1- June 26, 2020, Session II: July 6- July 31, 2020. Discounted rates for double sessions
VIRTUAL GLOBAL HEALTH VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Our most flexible virtual program
Can include journal article readings and discussions
Includes fieldwork overviews from site staff
Work on projects that will contribute to existing programs
Focuses on one FIMRC project site
Flexible time schedule and responsibility depending upon availability
VIRTUAL GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
4-week certificate program tailored to high school students
Each week focuses on a different career within global health or the healthcare field
Meet the Coordinators
Have any more questions? Feel free to reach out to them!