SOURCE: CompHealth

CompHealth

September 27, 2013 06:00 ET

CompHealth to Sponsor Resident on Medical Mission to Haiti Through American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) - CompHealth, a national leader in healthcare staffing, is supporting a scholarship to allow one Family Medicine resident to take part in the 2014 Family Medicine Cares International Delegation to Haiti next February.

The delegation will deliver patient care and provide medical resources to Haitians still suffering from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. This one-week volunteer project is staffed by both medical and non-medical individuals.

  • Patient care - licensed physicians and residents (under physician supervision) will attend to patients at community clinics, working closely with Haitian physicians.
  • Medical education - a team of physicians will provide continuing education for family and general practice physicians serving in the country.
  • Service - Non-medical delegation members will participate in projects to improve school and clinic facilities and deliver essential supplies to children in need.

"There is a staggering need for medical care in Haiti," says Dr. Mary Jo Welker, president of the AAFP Foundation. "We are grateful to each of our volunteers for serving and to CompHealth for helping a Family Medicine resident join us this year. This delegation's work will have a huge impact on the people of Haiti."

The CompHealth resident scholarship covers expenses for travel, housing, and food during the mission. The scholarship recipient will also present about his or her mission experiences during the 2014 AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

Applications will be accepted September 22 through November 1, 2013. To be considered, applicants must be a resident member of the AAFP.

The sponsorship application is available here.

AAFP Foundation

The AAFP Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and advances the values of family medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational, and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. All of the Foundation's efforts are made possible through the donations of family physicians, corporations, and others who provide voluntary financial support.

CompHealth

CompHealth is the nation's leading provider of locum tenens and permanent physician staffing, as well as a leading provider of temporary and permanent allied health staffing. CompHealth prides itself on having the best people to help provide the best healthcare and is also a proud member of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, currently ranked No. 3 on FORTUNE magazine's list of -- 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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