Are you losing your passion for the field of medicine?
Do you often feel alone in your commitment to working with the poor and those marginalized by society?
Does it seem like the medical profession has lost its heart?
Community for Children offers you the chance to reconnect with what inspired you to become a physician. It’s an opportunity to learn from trusted community leaders who are legends in the struggle for social justice and to work with the poor as students of the community.
Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley is a place of contradictions and complexity. It is one of the most impoverished and medically underserved regions of the U.S., yet there is a dynamic network of advocacy groups working hard to make changes. There are pockets of activist intellectuals resisting oppression, working to create a community of compassion and speaking out about human rights violations.
There is also great natural beauty, with South Padre Island National Seashore and its haven for migratory birds, which attracts people from all over the world and many nature parks and reserves. It can be a place of healing and restoration.
If you are ready to step outside the comfort of the clinical setting and venture into unfamiliar spaces, engaging with families and communities on their own turf, Community for Children is for you.
Come away renewed in spirit and with a vision for how you will make a difference in the world.