Floating Doctors was founded by UCSB alum Dr. Ben LaBrot who remains the current CEO. This organization, based in Panama, works to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in healthcare delivery worldwide.
Opportunities/Perks of Joining:
UCSB Floating Doctors is a non-profit organization that goes on a medical brigade to Panama each summer. Our goal is to reduce the burden of disease in the developing world and to promote improvements in health care.
In Panama, we travel to communities with limited access to health care and volunteer in multi-day or single-day clinics. As a volunteer, you get to work alongside local doctors and providers from Santa Barbara county that travel with us to Panama. You will get valuable medical experience and learn how to work in a culturally rich environment. You will learn how to provide medical care in Spanish and how to operate with a diverse staff of fellow volunteers and health professionals.