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Team Zambia: Medical Mission Trip to Zambia

“Being able to be fully immersed in a foreign culture is so rewarding. I love eating the food, learning the customs, seeing how people who seemingly have nothing are happy and grateful for everything. I think that gets me the most after these trips. I feel so bad for the patients I see, and I wish so badly I could do more for them, but even if I just give them Tylenol they are so incredibly grateful it is unreal. This trip was incredible! I love Zambia, the people, the culture, the food. Everyone was so nice and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone.” – Heather, PA, Team Zambia

About Team Leader Emma: Emma is a professor at the Dental Therapy School in Lusaka.  She has participated in numerous IMR trips and has led multiple trips in Africa.  She does something very special in Zambia, however!  Emma puts together the best translator crew in the world – all students from the dental school – and she provides a residency for them on the trip, under her direction.  IMR loves having this partnership with Emma and the school.  They are all 2nd year students who undergo a competitive entry process to travel with your team.  Emma also chooses a top 3rd year student to hone their extraction skills on the trip.  The lower level students, when not translating in the medical clinic, learn how to do injections and blocks and begin to learn higher level skills to put them ahead in their studies.