What We Do

Medical & Surgical Training

CHSC Trains Healthcare Professionals

One of the biggest challenges facing healthcare systems in poor regions of the world is a lack of qualified healthcare providers. 

World Health Organization estimates a projected shortfall of 15 million health workers by 2030. Simply providing care will never meet the vast need for care in poor regions of the world. Because of this we have made training healthcare professionals a big part of our mission. In the USA there are about 25 doctors for ever 10,000 patients. In many countries where CHSC works in sub-Saharan Africa there is less than 1 doctor for 10,000 patients.

Unlike other medical charity organizations who come to a place for weeks or months, CHSC full-time healthcare professionals stay and build relationships for years. Through training local healthcare professionals we leave a legacy lasting impact that will extend for generations.

CHSC Trains & Mentors

Family Medicine Physicians​

Family Medicine Physicians​

CHSC physicians serve as faculty in established formal training programs and in less formal clinical mentorship programs. Training family medicine physicians that can provide care across the lifespan from infants to elderly is important, since few specialists can be found in poor countries. Family doctors are trained in pediatrics and obstetrics including C-sections.

Surgeons

Surgeons

Some of the locations where CHSC works there are only a few fully trained surgeons for in the entire country with a population in the millions. CHSC surgeons also serve as faculty in established training programs and residencies. Our surgeons not working in residency training programs still mentor local physicians and surgical providers to build their competency in basic surgeries. The end goal remains the same, raising up the next generation of surgeons in their own countries.

Nurses

Nurses

Some of the locations where CHSC works there are only a few fully trained surgeons for in the entire country with a population in the millions. CHSC surgeons also serve as faculty in established training programs and residencies. Our surgeons not working in residency training programs still mentor local physicians and surgical providers to build their competency in basic surgeries. The end goal remains the same, raising up the next generation of surgeons in their own countries.

Midlevel Providers​

Midlevel Providers​

In many African countries there are midlevel providers known as clinical officers that help fill the gap of needed providers. CHSC provides in hospital training for clinical officers.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Providers​

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Providers​

In some countries where CHSC serves, the concepts of physical therapy and rehabilitation have yet to be fully developed. CHSC provides training for local providers and volunteers to compassionately care for those with disabilities.

CHSC Prepares Healthcare Professionals for Service

CHSC offers courses open to the public to help global health volunteers grow in their understanding of crosscultural healthcare, disease prevention and disaster response.

These training programs include:

  • CHSC prefield orientation for both full-time service with CHSC and our Reserve Corps
  • Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview for physicians and other health professionals – in person and online
  • Point of care ultrasound training – in person
  • SPHERE – International Disaster Response Training – in person and online
  • One day CME/ CEU workshops to educate medical volunteers on global health best practices – in person and online
  • Community Health Evangelism Training of Trainers – in person