What We Do

Medical & Surgical Training

CHSC Trains Healthcare Professionals

In the USA, there are about 25 doctors for every 10,000 patients.

In many countries where CHSC works, that number is closer to one.

Christian Health Service Corps not only treats patients – we train physicians to build up healthcare systems in places with the greatest need for professionals.

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, allowing us to train more people and leave a lasting impact for generations.

 

Who We Train

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 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

In some locations where CHSC works, there are only a few fully trained surgeons for entire countries with populations in the millions. CHSC surgeons 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

The shortage of qualified nurses is also huge challenge in poor countries. The care provided in hospitals is only as good as the nurses serving in those hospitals, so training for nurses is an essential part of CHSC’s mission. Senior nurses serve as lead providers in some hospitals and nurses provide the majority of primary healthcare in rural settings of some countries. Nurses also manage most of the uncomplicated in hospital deliveries in much of Africa and other regions of the world. CHSC physicians and nurses train local nurses both in formal training programs, and in continuous clinical mentorship in all of CHSC sites.

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

We offer courses to help global health volunteers grow in their understanding of cross-cultural healthcare, disease prevention and disaster response.

These training programs include:

  • Prefield orientation for both full-time and short-term 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