If this is your first mission trip with us, or you keep returning to serve with us time after time, we are so grateful for your commitment and compassion toward those in such great need. On behalf of all of our staff, all of our local partners, and of course, on behalf of all the patients who are waiting for you to arrive, thank you and welcome to GGHTx.
As core principles linked to our success: GGHTx fosters diversity by embracing volunteers of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations, to ensure a highly skilled and culturally competent workforce.
Please ensure that you have read all of the pages in the "About" section and that you meet all of our essential requirements before proceeding with your application. Second, interested physicians and dentists MUST also email their CV and resume directly to Dr. Hakhamian at: Dr.Hakhamian@GGHTx.org. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
Following satisfactory reference check and criminal *background check, suitable candidates are invited to a Skype interview and/or an in-person interview to determine their suitability. In-person interviews are held regularly in our Los Angeles office and in New York during recruitment visits scheduled throughout the year.
*NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE BACKGROUND CHECK*
Following an interview, candidates whose qualifications best meet the organization's needs are invited to "Orientation Day," which is a one-day mandatory training in Los Angeles / New York for those wishing to join the next mission trip. Travel, meals, but not lodging expenses are covered by GGHTx.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Strong Spanish language skills are not required, but are highly valued. Because GGHTx's mission trips are focused in predominantly Spanish-speaking communities, these language skills are highly desirable and thus, will usually allow for more direct opportunities for placement.
We highly prefer you use the Google Form link above to apply for the trip. If you choose to use the PDF form below, please print, fill, scan and email your completed application to info@GGHTx.org. Thank you.
"Joining GGHTx was, at first, one of the scariest, yet most-exciting decisions I made before applying to medical school. I naturally felt hesitant to travel to a third world country and volunteer at the local clinics. That sense of doubt quickly dissipated as soon as I met the coordinators and participants of "Gracias" Global Health Trips (GGHTx). I was particularly pleased with the organization and efficiency of the logistical aspects of the trip. The private transportation was both safe and comfortable, while the accommodations of the hotel were clean and cozy. Even the food was delicious! Beyond that, the enriching experience of extending yourself to those less fortunate, especially in a foreign country, was the highlight of the trip! I gained a great deal by volunteering on this mission! As a bonus, we had the privilege of touring the beautiful country and partaking in some fun activities! I would definitely return in the future! Thank you Dr. Arash, thank you Avi, and thank you to all the other amazing participants!"