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When you help a sick child or sick adult, you bring joy and hope, and you enable that adult to work and try to climb above the economic, social and emotional stress their family faces each day.

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Patty Webster Caring Award for two decades of dedication to the Amazon

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Medical Expeditions

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Join a Promise Medical Expedition and get ready for a life-changing experience in the Peruvian Amazon! We need medical volunteers (doctors, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, etc.) and non-medical volunteers. We offer special internship opportunities for medical/dental, physician assistant, public health and nursing students. We simply ask our volunteers to adopt a sense of adventure and a willingness to work hard!

Your volunteer experience is not free, but we do everything we can to keep costs to a minimum. Your contribution of hands-on fieldwork plus the financial donation you make through your expedition fee is the backbone of the help Amazon Promise gives to the people of Peru. Click here to determine your Expedition costs.

Volunteers may participate in one, two or all three weeks of any medical expedition except the May/June remote trip. Non-medical volunteers are also welcome!  Please browse through our Newsletter section and Facebook page for the latest AP happenings!

 

2017 Trip dates

2017 Rotations
Feb 11- 25

Two Weeks -- Lodge Based  (FULL)

Ten days in villages of the Yarapa River, lower Ucayali and lower Maranon Rivers; four days in the city of Iquitos working out of our Belen Clinic, also providing care in other outskirt areas in need. 

Sponsored in part by the University of Michigan Medical School Global Reach Program, mentored by U of M faculty.

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OPEN TO ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND MEDICAL/DENTAL/NURSING/PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE/MPH STUDENTS
Two non-medical volunteers’ maximum

May 13 - 27

Two weeks -- Remote Regions -- Tent Based

All remote trip medical volunteers must be in good shape, have remote camping experience and be accepting and willing to participate in local cultural life. Remote trips are thrilling, adventurous and full of discovery as you live in and provide desperately needed medical care in true indigenous villages of the Amazon rain forest. 

These trips are also very challenging and difficult as much as they are rewarding.  You should be a strong hiker, be prepared for unexpected schedule changes, and be willing to travel by helicopter, small plane and canoe.  In general, you should be a low-maintenance traveler!

OPEN TO ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, ONE NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEER, AND A MAXIMUM OF TWO STUDENTS (MEDICAL/NURSING/PA)

Jul 15 - Aug 5

Three Weeks -- Lodge Based

Two weeks in jungle villages of the Yarapa, lower Ucayali, and lower Maranon rivers. One week in the city of Iquitos.

OPEN TO ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND MEDICAL/DENTAL/NURSING/PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE/MPH STUDENTS 
Two non-medical volunteers’ maximum

(Student spaces fill quickly, so get your Application in ASAP!)

Nov 4 - 18

Two Weeks -- Lodge Based with Some Camping

Two weeks in villages of the lower Maranon River.  Some camping in villages should be expected during the first nine days, then we transfer to a jungle base camp.

OPEN TO ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND MEDICAL/DENTAL/NURSING/PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE/MPH STUDENTS

For more information:

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How much does it cost to join a Medical Expedition? Medical Expedition Costs

I want to go to the Amazon. What do I do now? Medical Expedition Application Process

How do I prepare and pack? Trip Preparation & Packing Information

What's it like to be on a medical expedition? Read these: Field Experiences

Applications form (PDF File): Medical Expedition Application