Medical Students Volunteer in Clinics

Thanks to our medical staff, volunteers, and donors, HOI’s healthcare program continues to improve the health of the residents in the 33 communities assigned to our healthcare region. This summer, students from Mercer University School of Medicine will work for two weeks in HOI clinics and the surrounding rural areas. They will conduct examinations in outlying villages in order to identify the causes of common illnesses in the Agalta Valley, then provide tailored preventive education to decrease the prevalence of these diseases.

This partnership is a result of HOI’s continuing efforts to build mutually beneficial relationships with U.S. medical professionals and schools, allowing students the opportunity to put their knowledge to work while improving the health of communities. In addition to the Mercer team, students from Georgia College and State University’s Nurse Practitioner program will spend two weeks in HOI clinics this fall.

All students will work under the supervision of HOI’s medical staff, led by Dr. German Jimenez. HOI provides healthcare education and services for over 25,000 people, with 9,000 patient visits in 2012.

To learn more about how to partner with HOI’s healthcare programs, please contact Laurie Willing.