AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title US Air Force Clinic
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 03/2006
Chapter St. George's University SOM
Project Coordinator SGU AMSA Board S2006
Summary of project The US Air Force 42nd Aeromedical Group came to Grenada on an Expeditionary Training Mission. The armed forces conduct these in countries of need both to extend goodwill and to maintain medical readiness for emergencies.

Colonel Iddins, the commanding officer contacted the school to inquire about student participation. The school forwarded the request to our AMSA chapter.

We organized 4 days of volunteers, and sponsored transportation costs to the various clinics. Students participated at the level they were comfortable, many of which interviewed patients with the supervision of the Air Force physicians. Students participated in triage, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, general practice, and pediatrics.

Content area Military Medicine
Number of participants 39
Participant hours involved 276 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost US$ 1244
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers, and announcements in front of each class outlining the opportunity.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions The Captain of the unit organized the clinics. We had to organize our volunteers and arrange for transportation. Highlighting the unique feature of this opportunity defnitely made for a great turn out.

Comments Any work that can be done with a military medical unit is an incredible opportunity and should be seized immediately. They are extermely experienced and are wonderful teachers. Jump on the chance to work with them.