#GivingTuesday

This year has, at times, seemed incredibly long. But here we are just a few weeks away from 2021. Not much in this past year has gone to plan – you can read about that here and here. But if 2020 has taught us one thing, it is to not…

Video: Experiencing Local Culture

International travel is an extremely rewarding experience, especially when you are on a medical mission. Working side-by-side with local practitioners and helping people in a time of need becomes a bonding experience. Getting to see the local culture is the icing on the cake of a mission. Each trip is…

Video: Day in the life of a medical mission

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a medical mission trip? It can be a little challenging to know what to expect if you haven’t gone on a mission. On our trip to Guatemala, in the fall of 2019, we followed around Randy Archibald, a…

My Medical Mission Story: Keith Linford

Guest Blogger: Keith Linford Bwindi Community Hospital in Buhoma, Uganda is literally at the end of the road leading to the impenetrable National Park. It has a tragic history of the expulsion of an indigenous population, the Batwa (pygmies), from their home in the jungle by gorillas who were protected…

My Medical Mission Story: Randy Archibald

Guest Blogger: Randy Archibald Many providers choose to practice medicine as a profession because they want to help people. My passion for working in the medical field began on a two-year mission to Chile I participated in as a young man through my church. During this mission I got pretty…

2019 Annual Report

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet the last month, you will have seen a plethora of memes about the “good ol’ days” of 2019. For the Making a Difference Foundation, 2019 was a pretty incredible year. We made giant strides forward in fulfilling our mission of igniting the passions…

How to have a great medical mission experience

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield Most physicians choose medicine as their career because they want to help people. However, the day-to-day pressures and politics of being a doctor can make it easy to lose sight of that goal. A medical mission is a great way to recapture that original purpose, allowing…

Giving back on a medical mission to Thailand

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield, Global Medical Staffing Have you ever wanted to use your medical skills to give back through an international medical mission? The Making a Difference Foundation recently helped two physicians have just such an experience on a medical mission to Thailand. Both providers work as locum tenens…

Looking back at 2019

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough to be there.”  – Anonymous Sometimes we think that making a difference needs to be some big change or grand gesture. This is not correct. The truth…

Addressing Common Fears

Planning for international travel can be a little stressful. Add in a remote medical mission and it can be downright scary especially if you don’t know what to expect. When we talk to providers who are getting ready for a medical mission, they often share with us some concerns. The…

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