Well Child International

Medical Mission Trip Mexico: Making an Imprint on Global Health with Well Child International

When founder Michael Birnbaum began the International Service Learning program and its sub-program, Well Child International (WCI), the focus was to bring much needed resources to underserved populations around the world. The medical mission trips of WCI further that mission by mobilizing health care teams including doctors, faculty, and nursing students to vulnerable communities in […]

Medical Mission Trip Offers Nursing Volunteer Opportunities

At Pediatric Clinic

Why Should a Nursing Student Go on a Medical Mission Trip?‎Medical professions students, especially nursing students, often feel a strong ‎desire to not only serve others but to be part of the solution to the global ‎healthcare crisis – more than a billion people do not have reliable access to even ‎basic medical services (source: […]

Opportunities In Global Health For Nurses

Pediatric exam

Are you interested in a career in global health for nurses? Medical mission trips and other volunteer opportunities in nursing are great ways to hone your clinical skills through real-world experience. Volunteering with Well Child International in Baja, Costa Rica, and Belize is a great place to start! Leaders in Global Health  Well Child International is a […]

WCI Medical Mission Trips Sample Itinerary

Neighborhood Visits for fun!

This is a sample 7-Day Baja itinerary. Longer variations/versions of this itinerary (8-12 days) simply includes more “hands on health care” time—community triage/clinical time/rotations. This itinerary is for the WCI Baja Program, but the Costa Rican version is the same pattern of health care and local activities—just in Costa Rica! Day One 9 am: Van […]