Short-Term Mission Trips for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
If you are pursuing a career in medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, physical therapy or another healthcare field, a short-term mission trip with MMO will be an exciting addition to your preparation and training. As a ministry, we hope our trips will challenge you culturally, academically, spiritually, and in your missional life.
Not studying in the medical field? That’s ok! Non-medical volunteers can join our medical or optical clinics in supportive roles. You can also volunteer your specific skillset (graphic design, business, marketing, etc.) at our main headquarters in McDonough, GA. We would love to discuss how God can use your unique gifts to help us point others to the Great Physician. For more information contact our Director of Educational Services, Hannah Bender ([email protected]) or fill out our interest form.
What will you do as a student volunteer on a medical mission trip?
MMO student volunteers directly serve patients in our free medical clinics around the world under the guidance of licensed medical professionals. On a student rotation, students will assist in the pharmacy, collect vital signs in triage, shadow providers in patient care, and educate patients on chronic illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension. Upon completion of the clinic week, students will receive a certificate of participation and may also ask for letters of recommendation from MMO leadership.
How can an international trip benefit you?
International volunteer experience can bolster your resume. Whether you are seeking to get into medical school or applying for a job, this volunteer experience demonstrates dedication and compassion for hurting people worldwide. MMO student volunteers can expect to gain 32-40 patient contact hours during every medical mission trip. MMO has also worked with medical schools and universities across the country to secure college credit for our mission trips.*
More importantly, an MMO mission trip will open your eyes to the needs of others globally. Unite with our staff, teammates, host church members, missionaries, and local professionals, as we compassionately and ethically meet the needs of our patients. As our team partners with the local church in our country of service, our prayer is for you to catch a burden for serving the Lord with your talents not only during this trip but also in your future career. There is a Healer, and our team strives to point our patients and each other to Him!
*Credit is given in conjunction with colleges and medical schools. Any desire for college credit should be discussed with Hannah Bender prior to trips.
Ready to Take a Trip? We can’t wait to serve with you.
Are you interested in becoming more involved in medical missions in the future? Maybe you’ve traveled on a medical mission trip before, and now you would like a behind-the-scenes look at serving with our team. What goes into planning a trip? What steps are taken by missionaries on the field? What happens after our team leaves the field? With an MMO internship, each student will have a tailored experience to answer some of these questions. Internships are 6-12 weeks in duration, including at least one international trip in addition to further medical and missional training.
Here is an example of a typical summer internship overview.
Our summer internship program is currently reserved for medical, nursing, pre-med, pre-PA, and public health majors. Our 2023 summer internship program application period is currently closed. We will begin accepting applications for our 2024 summer internship program on August 1, 2023. For more information, contact Hannah Bender.
“Seeing the ministry up close and growing in relationships with the staff helped shape my perspective of medical missions (and specifically MMO as an organization) and how impactful and powerful they can be for the local church and the gospel.”
Nursing Student, Summer Intern 2022