Short Term Mission Opportunities

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Dear MEI Colleagues and Friends,
We expect to send out the next quarterly MEI Messenger newsletter in the next month or so. But since 2014 is less than a month away, I am sending this update now to make you aware of some teams we plan for the first half of 2014 which urgently need additional team members. If interested in any of these teams, please contact mei.director@cmda.org as soon as possible.
Please prayerfully consider whether the Lord might be calling you to be part of any of the following opportunities.

MEI Team Members Needed

Mid – Feb – May – Macedonia Project – Physicians in nearly all specialties are needed to teach days at a time. Costs are covered by the Macedonian Government. (See cover story from last edition of Today’s Christian Doctor for more information)
Mar 30-Apr 4 – China Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery Team – 1 or 2 more surgeons needed to teach these skills in the OR.
Apr 11-25, 2014 – Mongolia Multi-Specialty Team – Opportunities for 5 more team members in medical and surgical specialties, other than OB-GYN, cardiology and oncology.
Apr 14-18 – Country in Caucasus Region of Former Soviet Union – 1 or 2 more pediaticians or peds subspecialists needed to teach and round with pediatricians at the medical university in the capital city.

 

 

Exciting but Urgent Paid Opportunity to Teach Medical Students in English


SOUTHWEST CHINA – 3 month trips Feb – May 2014:

A hospital is looking to pay senior residents or physicians / surgeons in any clinical specialty (medicine, peds or surgery) who will take 3 months off work and to come to beautiful SW China from the end of Feb 2014 until the end of May 2014.

Mission To prepare lessons together with surgical, medical and lab medicine faculty and teach English speaking MBBS (medical school) undergraduates the following topics:

  1. Clinical diagnostic skills – internal medicine / pediatrics
  2. Clinical diagnostic skills – surgery / OBGYN
  3. Laboratory medicine – interpretation of lab results

Will be essentially teaching elementary clinics to 3rd year medical undergraduates in English (lectures as well as small group stations with standardized patients and manikins)
A marvelous opportunity to:

  • influence teaching methods and to demonstrate a different way of bedside teaching in a country where most teaching is lecture oriented.
  • rapidly accrue medical Mandarin while working with local faculty.
  • bless both faculty as well as students from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam etc.

This hospital is part of a major medical university and an area we have had two teams do teaching related to medical education and faculty development. There is a doctor present is our local partner and who will help with logistics.