Twice a year, in partnership with Chamberlain College of Nursing, the residents of the Korogocho, and other Kenyan slums receive basic medical care free of charge for two weeks. Poor people in Nairobi's slums can't afford even the simplest medical care. These medical camps have also proven vital in detecting more serious medical conditions that might not otherwise have been recognized and treated. Our friends from Chamberlain over the past few years have treated literally thousands of people from cute infants, to struggling senior citizens to a colony of lepers in Korogocho.
Our students' interest in serving while learning on these humanitarian missions helps develop their community spirit and foster the development of the compassionate aspect of medicine,” McIntyre said. “We have numerous stories of life-saving interventions initiated by students, with close supervision and direction by our preceptor MDs who accompany them.