Reconnecting Your Heart
Sometimes the wear and tear of doing clinic day in and day out, working in the EHR, checking boxes, getting pre-authorizations, dealing with MACRA, HIPAA, and Meaningful Use...it can be mind-numbing, soul-crushing and it is easy to lose perspective. Why did I sign up for this in the first place?
Whether you volunteer a couple hours a week or a month in a free clinic or spend your vacation in a foreign country, using your medical skills without compensation can actually be more rewarding than a paycheck itself. Here's some opportunities we know of locally that you might want to connect with.
If you've never volunteered before, maybe a one-off commitment to try it out is your first step.
Central District Health Medical Reserve Corps
Local MRC volunteers provide a variety of services to their communities during an emergency situation including handing out supplies, signing people into shelters, or giving needed information. Medically trained MRC volunteers can also administer immunizations, provide health education, and offer medical support. All MRC volunteers may also assist in ongoing public health efforts, such as helping out at health fairs, during non-emergencies.
Website | 208-327-8572
Special Olympics Idaho MedFest Clinical Director Needed - Boise
Offers a free sports physical and other health screening services to people with intellectual disabilities. MedFest offers Special Olympics Idaho a fast and effective way to recruit new athletes and retain existing athletes by offering screening events. MedFest events are held 1-2 times per year in Idaho and dates are flexible.
Website | 1-800-915-6510
Muscular Dystrophy Association Boise Summer Camp Medical Staff Needed – McCall
Each Summer, hundreds of volunteers serve as counselors and medical staff for one week to help make Summer Camp a safe, fun and memorable
As a volunteer, you will be a camper’s “buddy” for the week as you Participate in adaptive camp experiences, games, dances, meal times and more. You will also take on the role of 24-hour caregiver, friend and confidence-builder.
Medical Staff will supervise and maintain the health and wellbeing of campers and may include: MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, BSN, RT, PT or OT.
Physician Champion: Robert H. Friedman
Website | 208-327-0107
ACMS High School Physicals
If you want to build something into your life and be part of a close knit team, this is a great option.
Genesis Community Clinic
If you know how to rough it and put aside efficiency, expectations, and ever high medical standards, you might be ready for an overseas medical service trip. Here's some locally connected organizations that our members have connected with.
Expansion International, Kenya
Physician Champion: Dr. Marietta Thompson
Physician Champion: Dr. Heather Hammerstedt