MedicalMissions.org Joins Grace Medical Outreach to Educate Medical Professionals About Medical Missions

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Georgia medical professionals who wish to learn more about medical missions are invited to join MedicalMissions.org at the “Discovering Medical Missions” Conference and Free Clinic hosted by Grace Medical Outreach.

MedicalMissions.org connects motivated healthcare providers with sending mission organizations.

We challenge our partners in every state to organize events with a similar focus. So many medical professionals are more than willing to donate their time, but they simply don’t know how to get involved.

In a 2009 survey conducted by MedicalMissions.org, 98% of healthcare providers expressed some level of interest in participating in medical mission trips, but many confessed they didn’t know exactly what a mission entailed or how to get involved. The problem is one that MedicalMissions.org seeks to solve through education and partnering with likeminded organizations such as Grace Medical Outreach. In an effort to educate Georgia medical professionals who have an interest in medical missions, Grace Presbyterian Church is hosting a medical conference and 2-day clinic sponsored by Mission to the World, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Grace Medical Outreach.

MedicalMissions.org will be participating in both the conference and the 2-day clinic to be held September 8th-10th at Grace Presbyterian Church in Dalton, Georgia. The conference will focus on teaching Christian medical volunteers how they can use their gifts while sharing their faith through medical missions. The cost to attend is $100, and all attendees are invited to stay in a “bunk-house” on the Grace Presbyterian Church grounds. Meals will be provided by the church kitchen.

The conference will be followed by a 2-day free medical clinic to serve the medically indigent families in Dalton. Unemployment in Dalton is still around 12% and over 50% of the population is immigrant. Many families who have found employment still lack health insurance and thus do not have access to basic medical care. The 2-day clinic will serve students of the Whitfield County school system and their families.

MedicalMissions.org is proud to be a part of this event and has encouraged its Georgia members to get involved as well. “We challenge our partners in every state to organize events with a similar focus,” says site manager, Steven Thiltgen. “So many medical professionals are more than willing to donate their time, but they simply don’t know how to get involved.” Educational events like the one in Dalton not only serve the immediate community, but the lasting effects of teaching healthcare providers how they can give back are immeasurable.

About MedicalMissions.org:
Medicalmissions.org connects medical volunteers with organizations sponsoring medical missions. The goal of the site is to match motivated healthcare professionals with health-related volunteer opportunities and medical mission trips that span the globe. Mission organizations can post long or short term missions at home or abroad. MedicalMissions.org is solely funded by Jackson Healthcare Charities. Services are 100% free for both medical volunteers and mission organizations. For more information visit us online at MedicalMissions.org.

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