World Medical Mission—a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse—places volunteer Evangelical Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel in short-term service at mission hospitals and clinics around the world. We provide placement and logistical support for our volunteers, opening doors to the Good News in remote areas and bringing physical restoration and spiritual healing through quality, compassionate medical care.
We assist scores of mission hospitals and clinics in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East by arranging assignments for Evangelical Christian doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals.
The motivation behind all our efforts is Christ’s command to go and “heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you'” (Luke 10:9, NIV). In remote areas around the world, missionary medicine is one of the most effective means of evangelism available. Each year the hospitals we serve are used by God to lead thousands of people to faith in Jesus Christ.
Applicants must align with Samaritan’s Purse’s Statement of Faith and articulate their Christian testimony and faith journey in the application process. The requirements of our partner mission hospitals, the specific context, and the suitability of the applicant will be weighed in all placement decisions.
How we care for our medical volunteers
Through World Medical Mission, Samaritan’s Purse removes many of the barriers and difficulties from serving overseas. We enable medical professionals who want to give of themselves in obedience to God’s leading to do so with minimal hindrances and red tape. As a result, the ministries of mission hospitals and clinics are strengthened and they are able to offer better health care and to lead more people to faith in Christ.
We coordinate the details including:
- Evaluating interests and abilities and matching you with a hospital, clinic, or project in a mutually acceptable time frame
- Providing orientation and spiritual resources in advance of, and throughout service
- Arranging international travel schedules and airline ticketing
- Assisting with necessary visas, permits, and other field requirements
- Coordinating field housing and transportation arrangements
- Assisting volunteers in handling financial details related to overseas service
Prescription for Renewal conference
World Medical Mission’s 28th annual conference is tailored specifically for medical professionals, featuring Alistair Begg, and will be taking place October 13 – 15, 2017. This weekend of prayer, fellowship, and spiritual renewal will include powerful Bible teaching, inspiring worship, and testimonies from physicians who have served with WMM. Learn more.
Frequently asked questions about World Medical Mission
How are medical personnel assigned?
Where are volunteers placed?
What length of time is considered short-term?
Is it possible for my spouse and/or children to accompany me?
What arrangements does World Medical Mission make?
Do I need immunizations?
Where to I stay while serving overseas? Are running water and food available?
What is the approximate cost for a World Medical Mission assignment?
Who is responsible for trip-related expenses?
Is the trip tax-deductible?
Is travel medical insurance coverage required?
Does World Medical Mission send medical students?