I want to thank Mammoth Medical Missions for the opportunity to be part of the relief efforts in the Philippines. I have to admit that when we first arrived in Tanauan I thought you were all insane. The mission was successful because of the skill and dedication of the team and the leadership which made it all possible. I only wish I could have done more. What I had to offer cannot compare to all that I have received in return. I am truly blessed for the opportunity to serve with the wonderful people of Mammoth Medical Missions. — Paul Chu, MD
Volunteers on the 2013 Mammoth Medical Missions Strike Team set and splint an open tibia fracture using duct tape and debris wood in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Katie Dease.
Our most critical need right now is for qualified orthopedists, general surgeons, obstetricians, anesthesiologists and emergency physicians with the skills, willingness and availability to work and lead medical teams in austere environments for up to 7-10 days at a time.
The best way to participate and possibly get on a future team is to join us at our annual Disaster & Austere Medicine Conference. The more skilled professionals we can involve and train in mission and austere medicine now, the more we will be able to deploy trained support volunteers in the future (RN’s, PA’s, medical techs, medical scribes, EMT’s, logistics and communications specialists, and others), and the larger will be the pool of skilled personnel we can call upon in scenarios such as we saw in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
From an executive/administrative standpoint we are actively seeking a like-minded individual with the experience, bandwidth, and requisite passion to help steer the ship as Corporate Financial Officer (CFO). We are also on the lookout for a creative I.T. expert who would be able to help us engineer and build a functional open-source volunteer portal and database. If you or anyone you know might be interested in these positions, please send an email with appropriate subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, to get on our list for future training seminars and missions, or to volunteer to be part of future surgical strike teams in the event of disaster or mass casualty, please fill out the following form. It may take us some time get back to you. If after a few weeks you haven’t heard from us, feel free to follow up by email.
Preliminary Volunteer Application