Hoping to resume these important medical missions in 2021, Medical Students in Action is a nonprofit organization composed of medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, volunteer community physicians, dentists, and high school students. Every spring, MSA organizes mission trips to serve the needs of the underserved in the rural villages of the Dominican Republic, and our Dr. Allan Greissman has joined the group on this much-needed work.
During the week-long trip, the medical students receive mentorship from the doctors as they provide medical care to patients. The experience prepares them for their future careers in the medical field. The group also works to ensure the continuity of resources after exposing their patients to it the first time.
“It was an amazing experience for me both for the care I got to provide and for the time I got to spend with my daughter who is a first-year medical student,” shared Dr. Greissman. “She got to see firsthand what life is like with medical care in an impoverished country, and learn so much about medicine, caring, life, and community. The MSA trips are always a highlight of my medical career.”
In addition to their work in the Dominican Republic, MSA also provides medical services to patients in our back yard of South Florida. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group was unable to attend their annual trip this year. We’re proud of these aspiring medical professionals and Dr. Greissman for the great work they’re providing locally and abroad, and we look forward to more trips in the near future!
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