India Trip Information

NO DATES SCHEDULED FOR 2019

Partnering with Tim Case International Ministries


Goals

  • Build relationships with the community
  • Provide competent, appropriate medical care to an extremely underserved population
  • Supply much-needed medications and supplies during this outreach program
  • To serve as educational resources to the local physicians, dentists, and healthcare providers
  • Partner with local healthcare providers to better understand the needs and culturally appropriate care of this population
  • Request referrals to the local healthcare system for services beyond those we are able to provide
  • Offer a safe learning environment for medical students, other healthcare personnel, and ancillary team members
  • Allow learning experiences for medical students and other healthcare students
  • Give intensive training of students in the art of medicine without the use of a lab, x-rays, and other technology
  • Students are encouraged to use their minds and hands to evaluate and treat patients
  • Furnish opportunities to learn about a different culture and global issues encountered.

Checklist

  • Complete the application here
  • Submit your $206 deposit here
  • Make certain your passport does not expire 
  • Obtain your visa
  • Make certain you have the required immunizations 
  • Upload the required documents here for your team role
  • Your final invoice will be sent via email 70 days prior to departure.
  • Final payment due  - payable by check to Power of a Nickel 60 days prior to departure. 
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Beginnings in India

December 2015 saw an initial global outreach trip including a needs assessment in India. Power of a Nickel was approached by a group of interested people from India including physicians, other healthcare professionals, and businesspersons. After several meetings, a decision was made to send a global outreach team to the area in which a clinic was felt to be needed. This first trip consisted of clinics serving those with little to no access to healthcare due to poverty. In addition, discussions with a medical school and others regarding ongoing relationships was encouraging. 

Fast forward to 2018. The American Osteopathic Association has continued with relationship building with the medical schools. 

The Power of a Nickel continues its mission of serving the underserved with medical care, education, and relationship building.  


Costs

Total trip cost: 

This DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE TO 

Requirements

Participants will be responsible for all travel and routine vaccinations including Hepatitis A & B, typhoid, in addition to routine immunizations. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov and www.headinghomehealthy.org.

  • Evacuation insurance is required.
  • Trip cancellation insurance is suggested.

Payment Schedule

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

Final payment payable by check to Power of a Nickel 4520 S Birmingham Place Tulsa, OK 74105.

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.