Philippines Trip Information

Dates 

December 29, 2019-January 7, 2020

This trip is open to any medical or dental students, licensed medical providers, along with non-medical volunteers.

Group Leaders

Dr. Stan and Barbara Grogg are leading this trip. They will be arriving into Manilla on Dec 28 and overnighting.  


Goals

  • Establish partnerships and relationships this first trip to the Philippines.
  • Fulfill requests by community leadership for specific needs of identified individuals
  • Provide competent, appropriate medical care to an extremely underserved population
  • Facilitate educational opportunities for the community
  • Partner with local physicians and department of public health to better understand the local needs in a culturally appropriate fashion
  • Welcome the local physicians and medical students to our brigade for mutual learning
  • Request and facilitate referrals provided within the local Philippine healthcare system
  • Arrange follow up for identified healthcare concerns
  • Supply much needed medications and supplies for the community healthcare team remaining at the completion of our brigade
  • Offer a safe learning environment for medical students and residents, other healthcare personnel, and ancillary team members
  • Provide intensive training for students in the art of medicine, with technology limited by the local standards
  • Facilitate opportunities to experience different cultures and global health issues

Checklist

  • Complete the application here
  • Submit your $206 deposit here
  • Make certain your passport does not expire for 6 months after arrival
  • Make certain you have the required immunizations
  • Upload the required documents here for your team role
  • Final payment due - payable by check to Power of a Nickel
  • If you use PayPal other than for the initial deposit, you must add 3% to your total


About the Philippines

Payment Schedule

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $206 is required to hold your space.  

Final payment of $1300 , is payable by check to Power of a Nickel 4520 S Birmingham Place Tulsa, OK 74105.  Final payment is due October 30, 2019. 

If you opt to use PayPal for payments other than the deposit, add 3% to your total cost.


Cancellation Policy 

$206 deposit is non-refundable. You may transfer this to another person if you find you are unable to participate, but you will need to make any financial arrangements with that person.

  • Final payment for the trip is due 60 days prior to trip start date.
  • 59-30 days prior to departure, 50% refund
  • 29-0 days prior to departure, no refund

Trip cancellation insurance (different from evacuation insurance) is strongly encouraged to avoid forfeiting funds if you must cancel for any reason.