Brooke Jennings' Medical Missions Trip to Peru
Organized by: Brooke Jennings
EVENT DATE Apr 03, 2015
A few of my classmates and I from the PA Class of 2016 at LMU-DeBusk College of Medicine are planning to visit Pachacutec, Peru during our Spring Break in April 2015. Because this area is completely surrounded by the Andes mountains (and is very difficult to get to), the people of Pachacutec only get medical care twice a year. In fact, their closest hospital is over 200 miles away in Lima, Peru! We will be operating a primary care clinic as well as incorporating eye, dental, surgical, and women's care. We are going to be working closely with a local church (Iglesia Cristiana de Pachacutec) for the seven days we are there. In this short amount of time, we plan to serve over 300 patients. The emotional and educational wisdom I will gain from this trip will empower me to become a better PA to be able to increase the quality of healthcare that I can provide. I can't thank you enough for your generous donations, thoughts, and prayers!