Annual Student Led Medical Mission Trip to Haiti

Around the Globe Special Feature

Student-led organization C.A.R.E for Haiti accomplished yet another successful mission trip to Haiti over Spring Break 2015. C.A.R.E for Haiti is a student organization that was started by the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity to run an annual clinic in Chabin, a village in the mountains of southeast Haiti. Eleven pharmacy students joined Professor Cheryl Zimmerman, a nurse and a pharmacist on this weeklong journey to improving health care in Chabin. By the end of the trip the group had seen 465 patients and filled 1,794 prescriptions.

This mission trip allows students to gain a global perspective on pharmacy that cannot be provided in the classroom. The pharmacy students who participated in the mission were Briana Blackstad, Katherine Braddock, Kent Bridgeman, Hanh Huynh, Dustin Kakach, Logane Kiehnau, Andrew Riehle, Jill Scheel, Elizabeth Scott, Amy Tran and John Trnka. This year’s trip was partially funded by the Century Mortar Club and College Board. Product donors included Pharmaceutical Specialty Inc. and Major Pharmaceuticals.