Women Physicians in Christ Mission Trips

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Purpose

In partnership with Global Health OutreachWomen Physicians in Christ organizes mission trips to help women and orphans around the world. These trips offer participants an opportunity to make a difference in 1) the lives of girls and women caught in human trafficking--addressing their physical, spiritual, economic and educational needs; 2) orphan care trips to Zambia, where there are over a million orphans and very few organized orphanages; and refuge care trips, where female providers are essential in order for women and children to come for care.

 

Scholarship

Through the generous donations of WPC graduates, scholarship(s) of $500 are available for female medical and dental students wishing to participate in joint GHO / WPC trips.

 

Prerequisites for applying:

  1. Currently enrolled as a medical or dental student
  2. CMDA membership (membership is free to students and has many benefits)
  3. This would be your first GHO missions trip

By applying, you are committing that if you are chosen you will complete your application for the upcoming GHO/WPC trip with the $150 application fee (which is applied towards the total project fee, determined by each trip*-- see below).

 

Once accepted by GHO, your commitment will be similar to this example (costs vary depending on which trip):

  1. Pay the additional amount for the project fee:
    $1,555 (total trip fee, example only)
    -$ 150 application fee
    -$   500 scholarship
    = $ 905 due from scholarship recipient.
  2. Purchase airfare with the team through GHO. The estimated cost to scholarship recipient:~$900 depending on departure city; due upon ticketing.
  3. Follow through on attending the trip as you are a valuable part of the team, and they are counting on your full participation.
  4. Submit a note after the trip telling of the value of your experience.

Summary:

Project fee (EXAMPLE ONLY) $1,555
Due upon scholarship notification -$150
Due upon GHO approval -$905
Balance/WPC scholarship pays -$500

You are also responsible for your airfare/purchased through GHO

 

Application Process

  1. Complete your scholarship application on this page.
  2. A reference letter must be received from any active graduate CMDA member (not a student or resident member). This letter must be attached to the online application, or mailed to, WPC, P.O. Box 7500, Bristol, TN 37621.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the recipient within two weeks of application. Please contact the WPC Administrator using the form below with any questions.
Application

Online Application:

Through the generous donations of WPC graduates, scholarship(s) up to $500 are available for female medical and dental students wishing to participate in joint GHO / WPC trips.

  • Scholarship Application Form

    Before completing this application, please thoroughly read the guidelines for this award. Please give thoughtful and complete responses to every question.
  • Before submitting your application, please copy your application from this page and save it to a Word document. If after submitting you do not receive a message thanking you for completing the application, please contact the GHO Department at 423-844-1000. Thank you for your patience.