There are many arguments both for and against the value of short-term medical mission trips.  In this session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Dr. Russ White will discuss both sides.  He will examine the good, the bad, and the ugly of short-term medical mission trips and review the reasons to go, and perhaps the reasons not to initiate this ambulation.

Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA), is the Chief of Surgery and Director of Medical Education, at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.  Dr. White has served continuously for twenty years at Tenwek, which hosts hundreds of short-term medical missionaries every year.