ABOUT OUR MEDICAL PROGRAM

Clinica la Esperanza invites students and people with medical training—such as Paramedics, Nurses, PAs, and Physicians—to volunteer or intern with our onsite physician. If you’re interested in building your career or learning about medicine in a developing country, come work with us!

Our clinic offers quality medical care to some of the poorest communities in Central America. Our patients are Chortí Maya Indians—direct descendants of the Maya, whose civilization dominated Mexico and Central America for thousands of years. Copán Ruinas, where our clinic is located, is a World Heritage Site with famous Mayan ruins located less than 800 yards from our front gate. Come visit us (and don’t forget to bring rum)!

Medical volunteer program - Clinica la Esperanza Honduras - Paramedics for Children

PROGRAM DETAILS

Our medical volunteers and interns usually work Monday through Friday in one of two shifts: 7:00am—12:00pm or 12:00pm—3:00pm. You’re invited to volunteer for one week or longer, and you’ll be housed at Hacienda la Esperanza, our award-winning B&B on the same grounds as the clinic.

Upon completion of your program, we can issue a confirmation letter that you’ve successfully completed a medical internship or fellowship, which is sometimes required for CME credit hours.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must fill out the below application form and provide written proof of your medical credentials plus a resume of your medical experience. If you’re not a medical professional, please fill out the application form and send an email to Rodger Harrison, our founder and director of field operations.

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HACIENDA LA ESPERANZA

PROGRAM COSTS

Your program fee is used 100% to keep our clinic operational. All medical program volunteers and interns are asked to pay $520 USD per week, which covers accommodation at Hacienda la Esperanza, Honduran VAT tax, three meals per day, and clinic activity fee. This does NOT cover travel costs, personal expenses, or additional meals and entertainment.

Your volunteer or intern experience with us is 100% tax deductible: Paramedics For Children is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (ID # 56-2142951). All fees must be paid prior to your arrival in order for us to officially schedule you in our rotation at the clinic.

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Mail a Check:

2083 Egret Ct.
Rock Hill, SC 29732 USA

Call:

+1-803-329-7942

Email:

Roz.Morton@ParamedicsForChildren.org

Medical Supply Donations

We ask that all volunteer medical professionals bring as many donated medical supplies as possible—we can provide a list of items that are needed. While this is not a requirement, it is a request among our supporters who may have access to medical supplies that their employers may wish to donate to third world care providers to help others less fortunate. We are always happy to provide any cover letters needed to help our volunteers procure items for the clinic.

Your Donation is 100% Tax-Deductible.

Paramedics for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
ID # 56-2142951

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