Our Student Group

Every August, Physician Assistant students organize a medical mission trip to Guatemala with Hands of Esperanza, where a group of students and preceptors spend a week providing medical care and health education to under-served communities. Students will travel to rural areas in Guatemala to help those who are unable to receive regular medical care. The individuals of these communities travel long distances to reach our clinic (sometimes with debilitating injuries and ailments). We as students are so excited to work with the Guatemalan people to give them the much-deserved care that they need. Not only will we be providing medical services, we will also work on public preventative health projects in each community. Some examples are installations of properly ventilated wood stoves, water filtration systems, and patient education practices. By implementing these services, we can help prevent some of the common illnesses found in these populations. To fund-raise for this trip, students organize the Shark Stride 5K an event open to the community. This will be the 5th annual Shark Stride, and we are hoping to make it the biggest yet! Last year we had over 500 participants in the event and we would love your support!

If you would like to make a donation directly to help us for our 2022 mission click the image below to be re-directed to our GoFundMe!