AST-sponsored mission trip
We've added a second AST-sponsored medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic for this year. We've partnered with Healing the Children New Jersey for a second trip to the Dominican Republic to assist with ophthalmology procedures from October 7-14, 2023. The applications for this round will remain open until March 31 and the AST Medical Missions & Outreach Committee will select applicants soon after.
Have questions? See our FAQs for the AST-sponsored mission trip.
Suggest a Trip
Previously worked with a mission organization or know of an organization that AST should support? Fill out the form to help us decide what organization we should support next year.
Suggest A Mission
I Have Already Served
If you have recently served on a medical mission trip, you may be eligible for financial assistance reimbursement from the Foundation for Surgical Technology as well as be eligible to receive 10 hours of continuing education credit for your participation
in a medical mission.
Please visit the Foundation for Surgical Technology's website for the Mission Medical Assistance and the
Medical Mission Verification Form.
Do Good & Give Back
Here are other mission trip organizations that may be in need of healthcare professionals to help serve on their missions:
International - www.cure.org - CURE International operates a global network of eight children’s hospitals that provide life-changing surgical care and international spiritual care for children living with disabilities.
- Healing the
Children - www.healingthechildren.org - HTC partners with healthcare providers to help underserved children around the world secure urgently needed medical care otherwise unobtainable.
- Hearts In
Motion - www.heartsinmotion.org - HIM’s mission is to empower volunteers to positively impact the lives of people in need.
- Kenya Relief - www.kenyarelief.org - Medical/surgical teams bring a variety of specialties such as – eye specialist, ENT, OB/GYN, general surgery, and pediatric surgery. In 2022, they will introduce
breast exam screening and surgical teams.
Missions - www.medicalmissions.org - Connects healthcare volunteers with the mission-centered organizations that need them, increasing the access to quality healthcare around the world.
- Mercy Ships - www.mercyships.org - Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or
- One World
Surgery - www.oneworldsurgery.org - One World Surgery is a nonprofit confronting this global health crisis by partnering with communities, healthcare providers, and leaders in healthcare to deliver surgical
Giving Back - www.facs.org/ogb - Their mission is to leverage the passion, skills, and humanitarian ethos of the surgical community to effectively meet the needs of the medically underserved. The volunteerism
initiative of the American College of Surgeons serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities.
International - www.resurge.org - ReSurge is committed to making reconstructive surgery available to all.
Have questions for the AST Medical Mission Committee? Contact us!