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Medlife

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere
Purpose:
MEDLIFE believes that in order to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need, a comprehensive approach is needed. With this goal in mind, MEDLIFE seeks to deliver aid through three broad avenues: Medicine, Education, and Development. As a university chapter, our goal is fundraise for MEDLIFE projects such as mobile health clinics, community development, and patient follow-ups. Additionally, we send several student-led trips to MEDLIFE locations around the world each year. Students have the opportunity to work alongside local health professionals at mobile health clinics as well as assist a community in constructing a development project.

MEDLIFE currently operates in Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania. In each country, MEDLIFE staff seek out the poorest of the poor. The hardships faced by the patients and communities vary from country to country: In Lima, MEDLIFE works in a community on the outskirts of the city where 20,000 people are designated to a single doctor for their primary care needs. In Ecuador, MEDLIFE works with villages where access to a hospital or emergency medical services are essentially nonexistent during heavy rains.

In addition to embarking on Mobile Clinic Trips and helping further MEDLIFE's efforts by volunteering abroad, our Texas A&M MEDLIFE chapter members are involved in volunteering in the Bryan/College Station community and working together to spread awareness for issues in global public health.
Year Founded:
2014
Membership Dues:
$40 per year, $25 per semester
Admits Members:
All Year
Meeting Locations:
MSC or Rudder Tower

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Mackenzie Hartman
Public Contact E-mail Address:
medlife.copres2@gmail.com
Public Contact Phone Number:
5802388016

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/organization/Medlife
Organization E-mail Address:
medlife@medlife.tamu.edu

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
51-100
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts faculty/staff as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Three or more times per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Once per semester
New Member Orientation/Training:
Once per semester
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Never
Domestic US Travel:
Never
International Travel:
Twice per semester