IMED at UCI - FIMRC affiliated
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Our name stands for "International Medicine, Education, and Development" and we are the UC Irvine chapter of a national organization, the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). Our mission is to increase medical care access and disease prevention for under-served and underprivileged children both locally and abroad.
IMED is a community service project organization which hosts a variety of events both locally and internationally. Our main current projects are: the Health Smart Project (health education in after school programs), the Orphanage Project (hosted primarily in Tijuana, Mexico), the Mentorship Project (healthcare physicians mentoring), and the Global Actions Project (medical mission abroad).
Health Smart allows our members to go to local after school programs to educate youth of various ages about staying healthy and proactive about their well-being. Orphanage Project works closely with an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico where we spend a day with the children to teach them about health measures and science materials. Global Actions gives members an opportunity to travel around the world to learn about other culture's medical practices, volunteer at clinics in the Dominican Republic, Peru, India, Panama, Philippines and many other countries. Mentorship is a chance for members to gain one on one interaction with health professionals of their choice and gain valuable insight into the life of a health professional. Along with these four projects, IMED brings out special guest speakers throughout the year to learn about all the different possibilities of careers in the health care field.
IMED is a pre-health club which encourages all majors to come check us out!
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