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Volunteers Around the World at UCI
(HISTORICAL RECORD)

Category: Community Service (formerly known as Service)
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Website http://vawuci.wix.com/vawuci
Description: The Volunteers Around the World program at UCI recruits volunteers and
provides them with an opportunity to gain first-hand observance of
physicians and medical practitioners working in a clinical environment. Volunteers will
participate and engage in medical training by professional medical staff
prior to the trip abroad. One major duty of the club is to fundraise for the
medication throughout the academic year. Once the money has been raised,
the chapter will hand the funds to VAW National, who is responsible for
purchasing any medications directly from the country the chapter will conduct the
Medical Outreach. Once abroad, volunteers assist the doctors by measuring vital
statistics, staff the pharmacy, teach public health classes, and shadow
doctors, all under the direct supervision of experienced and respected
local doctors and VAW on-country site staff. Volunteers will not be
administering any sort of medication, as those duties are exclusively for the medically
trained and licensed staff. This is an intensive internship, valuable to future
nurses, physicians, public health majors, and anyone interested in seeing what
working in the medical field is like. The internship is focused on giving interns
(a.k.a. volunteers) a variety of experiences in treating patients and
deepening their understanding of the medical field. The VAW Medical Outreach
currently operates in international locations such as Guatemala, Panama, the
Dominican Republic, Peru, and the Philippines.
   

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