Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How can Memorial Hermann Medical Missions offer me financial assistance for my medical mission?
Answer: Scholarships are exclusively for air fare expenses. Expenses for meals, lodging, ground transportation, etc., are not included in scholarships. Limited amounts are offered for scholarships for domestic flights, which include North and Central America countries, and for international flights, which include the remainder of the world.
Question: Who is eligible for scholarships offered by Memorial Hermann Medical Missions?
Answer: Memorial Hermann Medical Missions offers scholarships for non-physician employees of Memorial Hermann Health System, eligible retired employees, employees of Memorial Hermann Health System medical staff members and medical staff residents; e.g., Family Practice and Anesthesiology residents.
Question: How often may I request a scholarship from Memorial Hermann Medical Missions?
Answer: Once or twice during a calendar year depending on availability of funds.
Question: Does Memorial Hermann Medical Missions offer pharmaceuticals and/or supplies for medical missions?
Answer: Memorial Hermann Medical Missions offers donations for the purchase of supplies and/or pharmaceuticals for physicians on the medical staff and eligible retired physicians of Memorial Hermann Health System who are participating on medical missions.
Question: Does Memorial Hermann Medical Missions lead medical missions?
Answer: Memorial Hermann Medical Missions only offers scholarships and supplies to Memorial Hermann medical staff physicians and employees who wish to participate in medical missions in an organization of their choice.
Question: How do I find an organization to participate with on a medical mission?
Answer: Visit the Web site of any of the various organizations. Memorial Hermann Medical Missions does not endorse any of these organizations. A partial list includes the following:
- Africa Christian Medical Missions
- Benevolent Missions International
- Faith In Practice
- Healing for the Nations International
- Helping Hands Medical Missions
- Houston Baptist University
- International Health Services
- International Volunteer HQ
- Living Water International
- One World Healthcare USA, Inc.
- Operation Rainbow
- Operación San Andrés
- Wilbur Ministries
- Women's Healthcare of Houston
- World Harvest Outreach
Question: Does Memorial Hermann Medical Missions support our local community?
Answer: Yes. Memorial Hermann Medical Missions may support organizations that assist our community in times of disaster.
Question: What volunteer opportunities are available through Memorial Hermann Medical Missions?
Answer: Organizations such as Project Cure, phone number 832.251.2489, Medical Bridges, phone number 713.748.8131, and others are in need of volunteers to work in their locations in Houston. You can assist with unpacking, packing, inventory, phone calls, etc. You can also volunteer to serve at the annual Medical Missions golf tournament.
Question: Who may I contact if I have additional questions and what is their contact information?
Division of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
909 Frostwood, Suite 1:607
Houston, Texas 77024