Guatemala Medical Service Opportunity
Since 2007 Belmont University Schools of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy have partnered with the Shalom foundation to provide therapy services and education in Guatemala. Each year we take an interdisciplinary team of faculty, healthcare providers and student to Guatemala to help meet the needs of individuals and train healthcare providers. The teams have provided direct patient care in clinical setting, homes and orphanages. We have provided education of staff at the hospital, orphanages as well as to PT and OT students in their educational programs. The teams have been involved in feeding program as well as service projects to help meet the great needs of individuals in this country. This has been a life changing experience for the students as well as the clinicians that have participated in these medical service trips.
Read the student and faculty blogs from past years by clicking here.
Service to the community is an emphasis in the Belmont School of Physical Therapy. Here are just a few of the activities that the Physical Therapy students are involved in each year:
• Building ramps for individuals that would
otherwise be home bound
• Plan and implement a Sports Day for children
• Health Fair – for local 4th graders
• Susan G Komen Race for the Cure – organizing and
managing the race day
• Dierks Bentley's Miles & Music for Kids – raise money
for Children’s Hospital