Fifteen MSA students from the Washington D.C. program volunteered at an annual gala hosted by Medical Mission of Mercy USA (MMOM USA) on October 26, 2019. This “evening of elegance” raised funds which will directly support medical missions to the Philippines and Guatemala. Learn more about the organization and mission here.
The Medical Mission of Mercy USA (MMOM USA) is an all-volunteer group who provides free medical services during their annual medical missions. These missions bring medical care to people who cannot afford the surgeries and medical procedures they desperately need. Medical professionals work alongside medical students to provide medical, dental and surgical treatments which relieve pain and illness and improve the wellbeing of others. Each year, nearly a quarter of our DC MSA students along with a group of instructors participate in these missions to serve an under-resourced and under-served population in the Philippines.
Case Western Reserve University Alum Daphne Tolentino (MSA ‘07), is a CAA who runs the anesthesia section of these medical missions on a volunteer basis. She is also a clinical instructor for our students in the Washington, D.C. program, and facilitates our participation in the mission trip to the Philippines each February.
The 2019 gala fundraiser was held at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City. Learn more about MMOM USA here: https://mmomusa.org