Summer Trip Announcement

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For students traveling as part of a campus student organization, please select the appropriate trip from the list.  If you are not a member of the organization listed, even if you are a student at that university, you are not eligible to register.  Please contact the leader of the organization to inquire about membership.   Please keep in mind that anyone is always welcome to registrer for any of the "non-exclusive" trips we have listed.

Since is it possible that we will need to cancel or consolidate some groups this summer, we are asking you to please select 2nd and 3rd choices for destination countries if you are flexible. We will notifiy you as soon as possible if your trip will not take place and you will have the option to switch or cancel at that time.  If you have special circumstanes and you only wish to be considered for one or 2 countries, please select "none" for your second and/or third choices.  Don't forget, we do not do Dental clinics in the Dominican Republic.

We will keep all registants posted regarding the status of their desired country and dates.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

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One of the patient's that I will never forget were two little girls of the ages 5 and 6, who portrayed symptoms of malnutrition, which I later learned that it was due to the lack of parental/guardian supervision. Apart from their poor health conditions, they also lived in poor living conditions, where both of them had to sleep in the floor and one of them did not own a pair of shoes. After, diagnosing the patients and consulting with each member from my group, we thought that the best GMT can do is to provide both of them with sufficient vitamins, iron tablets, and parasite treatment for at least 2 months. Even then, we thought that giving the little girls these medications was very little in our dispense. This was one of the cases that definitely marked my perspective about the patient's healthcare in third world countries and how the poverty in Panama is incomparable to first world poverty.- Angela, Junior, Hunter College