(864) 977-7000
 


PA Medicine Team Provides Medical Care to the Underserved of Nicaragua

NGU's Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine program recently returned from their first medical mission trip to Nicaragua.  It was the first of many trips to providing medical care to the underserved residents of Nicaragua.  This medical mission trip is an international Family Medicine III clerkship option offered to NGU's PA students during their clinical year. 

The medical team consisted of three PA faculty members: Dr. Gregory Davenport, professor Kelcye Richards, and professor Jenna Rolfs; one staff member Katie Shamblin; six PA students: Taylor Bowling, Sara Beth Harmon, Jessica Hatcher, Shruhi Modi, Devan Murphy, and Christine Stover; and five community volunteers: Dr. Sandra Love, Dr. Jeremy Welsh, Dr. Bethany Rose, Karen Witters, and Jamie Gustafson.

The medical team traveled to three separate villages and was able to treat approximately 250 patients throughout the week.   They focused on acute illnesses and preventative care/education.  The team was also able to hand out hygiene bags, clothing, and toys throughout the week as well. 

The PA medical team partnered with Chosen Children Ministries, a faith based, non-profit organization that seeks to make Christ known by transforming communities in Nicaragua.  The next NGU PA Medicine Nicaragua International clerkship will be in August. 

For more information about NGUís PA Medicine program visit www.ngu.edu/pa-medicine.

          

Related Stories


Top 25 Online Christian Colleges And Universities Taps NGU
NGU ranks 25th and is the only SC university included in the ranking.

Baseball Field Dedication Rescheduled
The threat of thunderstorms on Sat., April 7, has prompted the rescheduling of the planned Ray and Bea Dillard Field dedication ceremony to Sat., April 14.

Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker Announced
Mayor of Greer, S.C. Rick Danner will address approximately 358 graduates at spring commencement

NGU Celebrates 121st Birthday
Mathis explains the importance of 'Just One More.'

Carpenters for Christ to return hospitality to NGU
150 volunteers to build two 72-bed residence halls  

Bostick Crowned Miss NGU 2017
Valerie Bostick from Greenville named 2017 Miss North Greenville University

Chick-fil-A Comes to NGU
The new restaurant will officially open its doors at 11am on Aug. 15.

Utah Jones Named League Male Athlete of the Year
Jones put together one of the best seasons in program history.