The mission begins with faculty and students preparing surgical instrumentation. The students embrace the idea of giving back fostered by faculty mentorship. The culmination of the mission is the success and fulfillment of meeting the needs of children.
I would like to thank everyone who particpated in blogging and communicating with the medical team. I have attached some more photos with more to come. The internet and wi-fi where not cooperative this trip so I would like to apologize. The mission was a great success , we where able to evaluate 44 patients and perform 24 surgical […]
First day of surgery YEAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!, Today we have six procedures booked in the OR starting at 8 am. We started at 8 am and are projected to finish at 8 pm tonight. The hospital lost power a couple of times but the generators are full of gas, no worry. The cases are : #1- 2nd […]
Hello everyone, On Sunday we evaluated over 41 children in the clinic. We arrived at the hospital at 7:30 am in the morning and finished at 7:30 pm. It was a long day of hard work in preparation for the coming week. The children in the clinic where so happy to see us, and we were […]
Hello Everyone, I would like to give you some background information on the Berkeley College’s Medical Mission. We have been invited to Guayaquil, Ecuador by Ms. Isabel Valdez de Escala and Dr. Jorge Ocana. Ms. Valdez de Escala is the Foreign Relations Director at Junta De Beneficencia de Guayaquil. Dr. Ocana is the Chief Attending […]
Welcome to the beautiful city of Guayaquil, located in Ecuador. Our Medical Mission Team departed from the Clifton campus of Berkeley College at 4 pm on Friday. We have since landed at 4 am in the sleeping city of Guayaquil. The hotel was not ready, so surgical team ate breakfast and toured the city. The city is […]
Welcome Everyone, Berkeley College in partnership with the Healing the Children Organization is about to embark on our first Medical Mission. We will be traveling to Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the medical focus will be on Pediatric Urology. The team consists of 14 members: two Surgeons, four Nurses, four Certified Surgical Technologists, 3 Anesthesiologists, and 1 Surgical Processing Technician. […]