Student Endorsements

kelleher_clareQuality Service Learning Experience

 

“I can say without hesitation that I was very satisfied with my INMED experience. I have done medical work abroad in the past with other service learning organizations that charged upwards of $3,000 in participation fees, while INMED provided the same structure, organization and guidance for a fraction of the cost. The physician I worked with in Ghana was truly interested in teaching and made sure I had not only an active role in the hospital by participating in direct patient care, but also allowed me to experience the culture by inviting me for some of his family’s home cooked Ghanaian meals and encouraging me to go on trips to nearby villages with his Ghanaian co-workers. I have already recommended INMED to my fellow classmates.”

 

Clare Kelleher, Medical Student
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Studied at Ankaase Methodist Hospital, Ghana

 

marshall_markCouldn’t Have Been Any Better

 

“I was trying to set up an international medicine rotation for over one year. I e-mailed hundreds of individuals and organizations, and each time lost contact or the plan fell through. I got to the point where I thought it just wasn’t going to happen when I came across INMED. Since the very beginning of my interaction with INMED, I have been quite impressed with the hard work and organization of everyone involved on my behalf. Without INMED, I can’t imagine that my international medicine experience could ever have been any better.”

 

Mark Marshall, Osteopathic Student
Des Moines University
Studied at Banso Baptist Hospital, Cameroon

 

vandillen_chrissyWork In Ghana Changed My Life

 

“Working in Ghana changed my life for good. My mentors were two Christian physicians who treated their African patients the best they could, even if that meant being on call every night and not eating for an entire day. Amazing! Most people just ignore those on the other side of the world dying of diseases that could be easily treated, yet these physicians chose to serve year after year. Their example helped strengthen my own faith in God. I would now like to work in developing nations into my future to help those who are so much less fortunate than I.”

 

Christine Vandillen, Medical Student
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Studied at Baptist Medical Center, Ghana


hamulczyk-leopoldLots Of Respect For These People

 

“INMED provided me with invaluable knowledge on the health problems in developing countries, their treatment, community development, and public health. It has also provided me with insight into cultural issues involved in international health. My excellent learning experience in the INMED International Medicine Intensive Course gave me the core cognitive knowledge. My supervised learning in Ghana added to that the opportunity to serve in and experience working in a developing nation with limited financial and material resources. Above all, INMED has inspired me to do what I can to help the less fortunate. I have developed a lot of respect for those people.”

 

Leopold Hamulczyk, PharmD
International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course Graduate
INMED International Pharmacy Diploma Graduate
Studied at Baptist Medical Center, Ghana

 

hansen_rynaRespect For Every Person In The World

 

“I respect the approach of INMED regarding faith and how it impacts their heart to work in underserved and international settings. I also deeply respect how INMED views humanity, individuals, and other cultures. They communicate respect and acknowledge that every person deserves to live with dignity. INMED teaches us to be humble, not going in to a foreign community thinking our knowledge is superior as is so common in the American mind, but to enter realizing it is a privilege to be invited there by community partners with whom we cooperate for the benefit of every resident.”

 

Ryna Hansen, BSN
Practicing Nurse
Studied at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya

 

pennington-amyVery Well Equipped Me For The Future

 

“My entire rotation was very positive, very well organized, and very well equipped me for volunteer medical experiences in the future. The faculty at Baptist Medical Center was willing to train me in any relevant healthcare skill I desired, as well as providing critical information about how to lead health projects in that type of environment. INMED’s Skylar Rolf was also incredibly helpful throughout the entire process, being extremely professional and prompt. No room for improvement! I have already passed INMED’s information along to several younger students who are interested in an international rotation.”

 

Amy Pennington, Pharmacy Student
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
INMED International Medicine Certificate Graduate
Studied at Baptist Medical Center, Ghana

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASuperb Teaching In An Organized Environment

 

“My training in Angola was so very different than any medical mission I’ve ever experienced. Before, I was the leader, though really knew almost nothing about the nation, nor the health needs of the community. But in Angola, under the guidance of Dr. Steve Foster, I was truly learning. His teaching was superb and the medical care was well established. In this organized environment, I rapidly caught on to the particular needs and nuances of Angola. I was also able to teach some of my own skills to the staff, and to truly save some lives. I made the right choice to go with INMED!”

 

Pamela Smith, MD
INMED International Medicine Certificate Graduate
Studied at CEML Hospital, Angola

 

coonce-marcyNo Hesitation To Recommend INMED

 

“I had a very positive experience with INMED. I wanted to complete my last physical therapy practicum by doing medical missions, but my university did not have many resources. INMED was the organization I needed. The staff was very organized, and I especially appreciated this because I was traveling by myself. My experience in India was amazing! The staff was very willing to teach me about physical therapy interventions. They also were kind and we enjoyed conversations about our cultures, families, religions, and education. I grew immensely from this experience and I would not hesitate to recommend INMED to anyone.”

 

Marcy Coonce, Physical Therapy Student
Ohio State University Division of Physical Therapy
INMED International Medicine Certificate Graduate
Studied at Vellore Christian Medical College & Hospital, India

 

Could Have Never Done By Myself

 

“INMED provided what I could have never done myself. I was told about the organization by some classmates that had found their global health trainings sites through INMED, and I feel that God used the program to answer my prayers. I was able to confidently make an informed decision about where to go, and I am nothing but pleased with the assistance, guidance, and information INMED offered. Micah Flint at INMED was very understanding and always patient and available when I needed him. I was nervous about some of the logistics of my trip, and he did everything I asked to make things easier.”

 

Jennifer Davis, Medical Student
Ohio State University College of Medicine
INMED International Medicine Certificate Graduate
Studied at Macha Mission Hospital, Zambia

 

raymer-kevinSolidified My Desire To Do Full-Time Missions

 

“My experience at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea was outstanding. It was definitely a time that I will never forget and will always cherish. I saw many patients and felt like I was able to contribute. The INMED Diploma in  International Medicine & Public Health Program had an overwhelming impact on my personal life and my academic endeavors. The INMED resource materials are well organized and useful. The infectious disease component was a good overview of the more common tropical diseases. My experience solidified my desire to do full-time missions in the future.”

 

Kevin Raymer, MD, Resident Physician
Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellow
INMED Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health Graduate
Studied at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, Papua New Guinea