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…

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…

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…

The Importance of Health Education

When thinking about doing a medical mission trip most people will ask themselves questions like, where am I interested in going, how long can I be away from home, or do I have to speak the language? This are all valid questions, and ones that only you can answer. But…

Making a Difference In Guatemala: My medical mission story

Guest Blogger: Wendy Barton I work for a company called CompHealth, and it is our purpose to make a difference for our people, providers, and clients, and our community. Helping to fulfill this purpose through my daily work is something I’ve always been really proud to be a part of….

Medical Technology Challenges

I recently returned from one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had by spending 13 days in Honduras on a medical mission trip. I set off from my home in Salt Lake to meet with 10 medical providers, flying in from all over the United States, to spend time…

What to expect on a medical mission

Practicing abroad: What to expect on a medical mission It’s hard to know what to expect on any medical mission, even for seasoned volunteers. Your experience depends on many factors – the type of care needed, the unique challenges of the community, the cultural attitudes on health, and your own…

© 2020 Making a Difference| We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization. EIN 81-4680770| Contact Us