Mercy Link Mini Medical School
Want to get out and help now but don’t know where to start? The Mini Medical School is a 6-week course held in Calapan City, Philippines, and could be just what you need. Students completing the course will be equipped to be primary health care workers in developing countries.
This school aims to equip those who desire to learn how to provide basic health care in third world situations where it is difficult for people to access health care and where resources are limited.
This course is recognized by World Health Organization and applicants receive certificate for training in The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) upon completion. Don’t wait, get involved and make a difference now.
October 21st to November 29th 2013
October 20th to November 28th 2014
– Students completing the course will be equipped to be primary health care workers in developing countries.
– Aims to equip those who desire to learn how to provide basic health care in third world situations where it is difficult for people to access health care and where resources are limited.
– Targets especially those called to the mission field – either currently serving or future missionaries.
– Equips students to assess patients, and to identify and treat common conditions.
– Includes lectures, practical sessions and medical outreaches.
– Includes topics such as child health, common diseases, tropical diseases, nutrition, medication, surgery, wound care and suturing, dentistry, antenatal care, history taking and examination, and preventative medicine. Part of the course will be following The World Health Organization’s guidelines for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI).
– A “Certificate of Achievement” is awarded by Mercy Link at the completion of the course. The Health Organization recognizes the attendance and completion of each student with a certificate for training in The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness.
School Cost: P96000 (Approx. US$2200)
Note: This includes all lectures, transportation to and from medical outreaches, food and accommodation.
NOTE: The course is NOT accredited for recognition with other tertiary academic courses.
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Q. What airport should I arrive in?
A. Manila Intl. Airport
Q. What visa should I obtain?
A. Visitor’s visa. Note: It is not necessary to obtain a visitor’s visa from your home country. As you arrive in the Philippines you will automatically be given 21 days. Before the end of the 21 days you can easily extend your visa up to 59 days at the local immigration office in Calapan City. Cost for extension is approximately 3300 pesos.
Q. What is the currency of the Philippines?
A. Philippine Pesos (PHP)
Q. What is the preferred way of payment for the school fee?
A. Electronic Bank Tranfer is the preferred way of payment, as well as cheapest for the student. Please note: We do not accept credit cards.
Q. Are there ATM machines in Calapan City?
Q. What vaccines do I need before arriving in the Philippines?
A. Hepatitis B and Typhoid. We advice you to consult your doctor to make sure your immunizations are up to date. Note that we are in a Malaria free area.
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7th of May, 2011
My training in the Mini-Medical School with Mercy Link in the beautiful island of Mindoro provided me with knowledge that I was able to use in medical outreaches in the villages where no medical services are available. The staff members of Mercy Link were so helpful and caring during the entire duration of the course. They took good care of the students and treated us like family. It was a wonderful experience interacting with fellow students, teachers and staff. The hands-on practical training conducted by doctors, dentists, midwives and nurses provided me the self confidence to apply in the field what I have learned in the classroom. The weekend medical outreaches in the villages were spiritually enriching at the same time provided opportunity to immediately put into practice what we learned in the classroom. I took the mini-medical school course without any medical background but at the end of the course I learned so many things and was certainly ready to provide the basic medical services in the villages using the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). By attending the course with Mercy Link, it helped me decide and shape my future plan for my life.
I strongly recommend this course for those wanting to learn primary health care for the villages where no doctors are available and for those who work in the field as missionaries. It was a wonderful and life-changing experience.
My experience at Mercy Link was in short, amazing!
Even though I am not out on the missionary field, I have a sister in Zambia, Africa that is working with orphans. Slowly but surely she is taking each step toward starting an orphanage where she is over there.
Though I haven’t felt the call (as of yet) for full time mission work (in another country), I do believe God has placed me in the position to be of help to my sister from home. I am able to be an encouragement to her (Though she is more of an encouragement to me most of the time.) as she is so far away, and each time that I am able to go help her in Zambia as well.
I really thought that I could get this training and fly over there right after I got home and teach her everything I had learned. But God had something else in mind. Though I am still hoping to go over soon and spend some time with her, I was not able to go over as soon as I had hoped. Whenever something comes up though I can still help her a bit from home as of right now.
“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”
If I do nothing, I am guilty before God for not spreading what He has done in my life.
If Medical training for a 3rd world country situation is what you are looking for, or even if you are just trying to get a feel for what part of the medical world you want to delve into, Mercy Link is the place.
Be ready for a challenge, it will be life changing.
My thanks go out to Warren, Roo, Angel, and Narelle, for making our learning and stay possible!