Expanding Students' Global View of Health Care

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As a firm believer that respiratory care has evolved into a unique discipline that is integral to the health care team, I have searched for new opportunities and avenues in which I am able to apply my skills as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. One unique avenue that I believe remains relatively untapped by respiratory therapists is the area of medical mission travel. Over the course of four years, I have been fortunate to participate in several medical missions; but I consider it a mere "drop in the bucket" compared to what it could be. For years, I continued to struggle with how to bridge my love for medical mission travel and respiratory care on a larger scale, providing a truly meaningful impact on underserved populations of the world.

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