Global Initiative for Volunteerism and Education (GIVE)
With support from the OMS Foundation Alliance, Canfield, Inc., Red Hills Oral & Facial Surgery, OMSNIC and many generous individual donors, GIVE provides reimbursement for up to $2,500 in documented travel expenses to residents serving with experienced OMS teams to deliver humanitarian healthcare to communities in need around the world. Donate to GIVE here.
Eligibility & Requirements
- A minimum of 24 months of OMS residency training.
- Acceptance to an OMS Foundation-approved volunteer surgical program.
- A collaborative, team-centered work ethic and a compassionate world view.
Volunteer Surgical Programs with:
- OMS-related activity as a primary focus.
- An OMS serving as the director of the program or as a prominent member of the team.
- Approval from the OMS Foundation.
Applications are accepted year-round. Please contact us at email@example.com for further information.
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My GIVE trip was a life changing experience. There’s a lot of good to be done in the world and I can’t see a better way to spend a week than to do something like this. The privilege of being selected to go and the honor of receiving this grant was amazing, and has invigorated my quest for continued lifelong learning.
- Andy Vu, DDS
Connecting to something greater than yourself is key to living a meaningful life. GIVE offers residents an opportunity to experience this type of connection through education and service in parts of the world that are less familiar, leading to personal growth and lasting memories.
- Louis Rafetto, DMD, OMS Foundation Director
- Provide up to $2,500 in travel stipends to residents traveling with internationally with approved OMS teams to deliver humanitarian healthcare to underserved communities.
- Provide training and experience in areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery that residents may not receive in their program.
- Provide initial exposure to the rewards associated with providing healthcare to underserved areas of the world.