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MedSend National Scholars

We believe God has called us to be part of God’s mandate to “make disciples of all nations.” For 25 years we have helped U.S. based Christian healthcare professionals serve globally by removing the obstacle of educational debt. Now, our continued focus is to help a whole new group of Christian healthcare missionaries. These citizens of developing countries are called to serve people in need in their own countries through healthcare ministry – but they need MedSend’s help to fund their healthcare training.

The MedSend National Scholars Program help national believers obtain advanced medical training and Christian mentoring needed to serve people in their home countries.

The Need

The need for Christian healthcare professionals, especially highly trained Christian doctors and nurses, in developing countries is staggering. Statistics from W.H.O. indicate 57 countries with fewer than 2.3 nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel for every 1,000 people – too few to deliver even the most basic level of care. Alarmingly, the persecution of Christians is increasing and more countries are restricting access for Christian missionaries from North America.

Many MedSend international grant recipients provide healthcare professional training for national believers where they serve. This multiplies their efforts with the potential to reach millions under the leadership of trained national believers. Unfortunately, many Christian nationals in developing countries cannot afford to pay for healthcare training, especially at the professional residency level that is required for surgeons and other physician specialties.

The National Scholars Program sponsors the advanced medical training of Christian national physicians in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. We have partnered with International Associates – organizations with established in-country Christ-centered medical residency programs that provide professional training, spiritual development and leadership preparation for those who have already graduated from medical school.

The International Associates recruit, train and oversee men and women who possess the requisite intellectual ability, a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and desire to share it, and the moral character and spiritual commitment to serve in areas of great need in their own countries. Please consider partnering with us by supporting this exciting new program.

To give securely with your credit card, please click on the Give Now button on the bottom right of the screen. Be sure to designate your gift by selecting “MEDSEND NATIONAL SCHOLARS Program” on the pull-down menu.

Why This Matters

The situation is dire on a global scale. According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), the world needs seven million more healthcare professionals to meet for a minimum standard of patient care worldwide. 57 countries are at a crisis point, with fewer than 2.3 nurses, doctors and other medical personnel for every 1,000 people – too few to deliver even the most basic level of care. And the gap between number of patients and number of healthcare professionals is poised only to grow.

What MedSend is Doing About It

  • Bringing Hope to the World

    Mobilizing Healthcare Workers to Serve Around the World (freeing them up and removing the greatest barrier)

  • Giving Hope to the People in the Field

    Providing Medical Training and Discipleship while Caring and Encouraging the Person

Healthcare remains the only form of access as a Christian witness in many countries.

Your gift helps activate the movement of God's people to the field. Will you join us in ensuring that eager Christ-following health professionals are able to serve the Lord through global healthcare missions?

Featured Stories of Hope

Blind Matthieu

by John Cropsey, MedSend grant recipient and Serge ophthalmologist A couple weeks back I received a call from a long-time missionary in Burundi, Barb Vibbert. She told me about a man named Matthieu who was ...
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Waiting for Light in Burundi

by Dr. Eric McLaughlin, Serge family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipient (republished from the blog at serge.org) One of the great things about the church calendar is the annual reminder of things that we ...
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A Mother’s Hope

"In this society, a woman’s entire value is wrapped up in her ability to bear children. If she doesn’t have kids it is grounds for divorce legally and so a lot of women are very ...
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So That None Should Perish

by Pauline Kilroy*, MedSend grant recipient As a child, I took God's commission for all to go and make disciples of all nations literally and as a command for me to physically go. (Matthew 28:19-20) ...
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Celebrating the Wins

by Dr. Andrea Parker, MedSend Surgeon serving in Kenya Working as a surgeon at Tenwek is difficult. Our patients often wait to seek treatment until the illness or disease has been going on for some ...
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John’s Story

By Carson Abrams*, MedSend grant recipient serving in North Africa John* has been coming to therapy for years.  He has severe cerebral palsy and requires assistance for every component of living - he is unable ...
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