Globe University students help treat patients in PeruOne student from the Globe University Woodbury campus joined other students from Twin Cities campuses on a mission trip to Chimbote, Peru.
One student from the Globe University Woodbury campus joined other students from Twin Cities campuses on a mission trip to Chimbote, Peru.
The medical assistant students and others enrolled in the nursing program served the Chimbote community by hosting a free health clinic.
Prior to the mission trip, the campuses collected three suitcases filled with infant, children’s and women’s clothing, about 150 toys and 40 travel size toiletries to donate to the community.
“This experience opened our eyes to how important our roles are in the medical setting,” said Jennifer Larson, Globe University-Woodbury medical assistant program chair. “It was encouraging to see how only eight of us were able to treat more than 800 patients in just three days.”
Students helped patients who suffer from malnutrition, HIV and other ailments while also educating them on how to correctly take their medication.