Past Trips
Our goal is to provide quality health-related service trips for those looking to enter medical, dental, nursing, and other health-related graduate schools.  

See how we've accomplished this in our trip summaries below.

Hands On Patient Care
Volunteers were able to gain hands on patient care experience by attending to patients' health concerns through public health campaigns, controlling vitals, and assisting injured patients in the ER, all under the supervision of trained medical professionals.
Lots of time was spent with local physicians, nurses, and other health specialists to understand the similar and unique approaches to health in rural and urban Bolivia.

May 2018

Volunteer Service

La Paz, Coroico, Bolivia

Volunteers are able to provide meaningful service to the people of Bolivia, usually in orphanages serving children between 2-10 years old.

March 2018

La Paz, Coroico/Huata (Lake Titicaca),  Bolivia

During Spring Break of 2018, we hosted volunteers from the Unviersity of Utah, University of Miami and Florida International.  Volunteers learned first-hand from recent medical school graduates and local doctors how to perform basic medical techniques such as taking vitals, drawing blood, administering an intramuscular injection, and rounding on patients to observe various medical maladies.  In addition to providing medical service in the rural cities of Coroico (near the Amazon jungle) and Huata (a village close to Lake Titicaca), we also served at an orphanage.
May 2016
La Paz/Coroico, Bolivia

Under the direction of Dr. Cabezas, volunteers:

  • Learned various medical skills

  • Presented a public health presentation on prevention of mosquito borne-illnesses

  • Witnessed live and Cesarian (C-section) births, as well as a host of major surgeries

  • Repaired equipment, painted a soccer court, and delivered toys to children at a local orphanage

  • Explored the beaches of Lake Titicaca or the scenic "Valle de la Luna" (Moon valley)
  1. Public health presentation to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses
  2. Observing a cleft-lip correction surgery
  3. Soccer game in La Paz... Vamos Tigres!
  4. Handing out toys we gathered from our toy drive
  5. The orphans love the volunteers... and vice versa!
  6. View of Lake Titicaca
May 2015
La Paz/Coroico, Bolivia

 In 2015, students were able to:

  • Scrub in for various surgeries

  • Gain experience drawing blood, administer intramuscular injections, practice sutures and much more

  • Deliver toys and paint a local orphanage in preparation for a visit from Bolivian President Evo Morales

  • Visit waterfalls, zipline across the Yungas mountains, and explore the mysterious ruins of Tiahuanaku
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March 2014
La Paz/Coroico, Bolivia

2014 was our largest group yet!  We had a blast working together in the hospital with Dr. Cabezas and the local staff.  We also went to a large orphanage in downtown La Paz where we donated soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and other sanitary items and taught the kids how to properly use them.  In addition, we provided service at a special needs center in the outskirts of the city and were able to take a day off to visit rural Tiahuanaku.
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March 2013
Coroico/Suapi, Bolivia

Our first year officially started during Spring Break in 2013.  Since it was our first expedition, the group was small but we got to do a lot!  Activities included:

  • Receiving instruction about local medical methods and techniques

  • Practicing basic medical care techniques

  • Spending a couple days in the very rural city of Suapi providing medical and dental services to the villagers

  • A day spent in La Paz for tourism exploring "Valle de la Luna" and getting acquianted with the city
  1. Road in the Yungas jungle
    Road in the Yungas jungle
  2. View of Coroico
    View of Coroico
  3. Llamas grazing on the Altiplano
    Llamas grazing on the Altiplano
  4. Patients in Suapi waiting for dental and medical care
    Patients in Suapi waiting for dental and medical care
  5. Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)
    Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)