How did we get here?

Medical Campus Outreach came to be after a spiritual revival on the campus of the Medical College of Georgia. A leader from the group of Christians at that campus came to Philadelphia to visit Esperanza Health Center. He asked if he could bring some medical students to help vaccinate kids in North Philadelphia who weren’t getting all the vaccines available to them. The year was 1992, and this initiative became the very first Summer Medical Institute. A few years later, several families from the MCO group in Georgia moved to Philadelphia to start MCO Philadelphia, and at this time, asked Tenth Presbyterian Church for some oversight. Other MCO chapters popped up in other cities around the country. Eventually, SMI began a summer ministry opportunity in Texas as well.