So you think God may be calling you to short-term or long-term service in an underserved region around the world–what do you do next?
Check out different outreaches! Talk with people who have served in the same or similar regions. Start praying together about how you can be a part of God’s work in his world! Here are a few good connections to start:
World Medical Mission, a branch of Samaritan’s Purse International. In addition to short-term opportunities in hospitals all over the world, WMM offers a two-year Post-Residency Program in hospitals all throughout the world. Experienced physicians mentor new attendings–medically and spiritually. WMM provides many helpful services to its post-residency participants that help them prepare for their next steps.
MedicalMissions.com offers many resources and links to agencies. Upcoming conferences, free lectures from past conferences, and a database of agencies–this is a fantastic resource!
Interserve, whose US office is based locally in Upper Darby, sends medical and other Christ-following professionals to work in Asia and the Arab World. Its 165-year history gives it deeps roots, allowing it to offer supervised medical electives and internships to students in the last year of their training. It has scholarships available for students going to India, Bangladesh, or Pakistan. Originally founded by women to serve impoverished women, Interserve now has Partners from more than 37 nations working together to make Christ known through whole-life ministry.