Once your application has been approved you will be given a comprehensive briefing packet that contains a packing list specific to the location you will be visiting and the time of year.
Some locations will require participants to bring bedding along if the trip contains a cultural immersion experience within a community.
Medical volunteers are asked to bring their own diagnostics for use during clinic (otoscope, ophthalmoscope, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, knee hammer, thermometer, scissors, etc.). IMR does have complete diagnostic kits that can be checked out if necessary.
Medical Supplies: IMR provides the supplies for medical clinic; however it is not uncommon for our volunteers to contact their reps to get donated medicines, particularly antibiotics that are not expired to bring along.
Dentists will need to bring any instruments necessary to conduct dental care in the field.You will be given a sample list of items that previous dentists have found helpful to have.