Medlife-IIT Seeking Donations for 2018 Medical Brigade


Illinois Tech students from the College of Science and Armour College of Engineering will be participating in a week-long medical brigade working with MEDLIFE, a non-profit organization, to set up mobile clinics and provide free healthcare check-ups to members in the rural communities near Riobamba, Ecuador. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of us in the pre-medical community and others to gain exposure in the healthcare field. This year’s team consists of biomedical, chemical, electrical, and architectural engineering and biology, biochemistry, and chemistry majors. The medical brigade gives students a chance to partake in community service activities in an unfamiliar environment. The brigade will allow them to gain exposure to global healthcare and learn of the injustices that exist in communities less fortunate than their own. This experience will also help raise cultural awareness amongst brigade members that can be brought back and implemented on campus and in their daily lives. Donate to help fund the 2018 Medical Brigade. Every donation is tax-free and will go towards trip expenses.