May 16, 2013
OSU-CHS volunteers head to Nicaragua for medical mission trip
A group of 10 students from OSU-COM will visit Chacraseca, Nicaragua from May 25-June 1 to provide health care services in the medically underserved Latin American nation.
Fourth-year medical students Janel Johnson, Christy Kenkel, Tyler Miller, Tiffany Palmer and Rachael Pattison, will participate in the mission with second-year students Rachel Branch, Jacquelyn Boyd, Dustin Cheney, Mathew Else and Heather Hardebeck.
Stanley Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research at OSU-CHS, will serve as chief medical officer for the team of 30 pre-med and medical students, nursing students, registered nurses, pediatric and family medicine physicians. Also on the team are Ray Stowers, D.O., president of the American Osteopathic Association, and his wife Peggy Stowers, a nurse, Mark Weiser, Ph.D., associate dean of the Spears School of Business at OSU, and two business students.
The mission, a collaborative effort with JustHope International and DOCARE, is the group's fifth trip to Nicaragua. They expect to see approximately 800 patients for a variety of illnesses and procedures.