Medical Missions Training 2.21.19


“First, Do No Harm: Serving others well on medical missions”

Date of Events: Thursday, Feb 21st, 2019

Times: two back to back sessions. 5:30 OR 6:30 pm (each session will be the same, come to what works for your schedule!)

Venue: Baylor Sci Building (BSB) Room D109 (check back at this website or email

Featuring: Dr. Lori Spies, Assistant Professor, Fulbright Scholar, & Missions Coordinator at Louise Herrington School of Nursing


Who Should Come: Students currently signed up for Baylor Missions global health-focused teams OR any students considering future service on medical missions or going on mission trips with local church or missions sending organization. So, pretty much anyone interested in the topic!   


Topics to be Discussed:
  • Help bring awareness to best practices in undergraduate health-related abroad experiences
  • pitfalls/areas of concern in medical missions//“if I can’t do ‘that’ (ie. Deliver babies, perform open heart surgery), what can I do?”
  • how to support local leadership/be culturally sensitive to differences in approaches and respect for their understanding of their patients.
  • positive examples from past Baylor missions teams
  • how to integrate public/community health lessons into a clinical/brigade setting (ie. Kids/teens)
  • Practical Learning
    • how to take a medical history
    • pharmacy assistance
    • helpful things to take on your trip (supplies and technology to donate)

    Questions, contact, Assistant Director for Baylor Missions-Student Engagement