Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
Surgical technologists are committed to patient care -- not only at their own facilities, but also around the world. One of the most outstanding characteristics of practitioners is their abiding interest in working in underdeveloped countries with populations in need. Apply for AST's-sponsored medical mission trip to Ecuador this year or learn about other organizations to get involved with.
We've partnered with Healing the Children New Jersey for the AST-sponsored medical mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, December 3-10, 2022.
For our 2023 mission trip, we've partnered with One World Surgery and will serve patients in the Dominican Republic from September 16-23, 2023. We will open the application for the 2023 AST-sponsored medical mission trip in January 2023.
Have questions? See our FAQs for the AST-sponsored mission 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
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.
Here are other mission trip organizations that may be in need of healthcare professionals to help serve on their missions:
Have questions for the AST Medical Mission Committee? Contact us!