How We Work

The tremendous medical needs of people in under-served areas of the world can seem overwhelming. Mission Doctors have and are working to address these needs – one patient at a time.

Since 1959, Mission Doctors has made it possible for Catholic Doctors and their families to follow the call of their faith to serve at Church-run hospitals and clinics around the world. Every location is evaluated for need, security, housing, spiritual and professional support, and the ability to utilize the medical skills of a doctor. Additionally, all sites are visited annually by a member of the organization.

There are two programs for international medical service: Long-term and short-term.

How we work

The long-term program for Doctors and their families who serve three years follows a four-month residential formation program. Mission Doctors, through the generous support of our donors, provides the airfare, health insurance, and a small stipend. The mission site provides room and board.

Doctors and their spouses who are considering the Short-term option of one – three months are invited to attend a weekend Retreat / Seminar. The Mission site will also provide room and board for these doctors.

Anyone can make it possible for a Catholic Doctor to be at the bedside of a patient in a mission hospital. Your generous gifts can make a world of difference!

For those considering service, a first step is completing an application form.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.