An IME is asked to make a $350 tax-deductible contribution to Physicians for Peace for each Medical Training Mission in which he or she participates. In addition, we ask each IME to consider a variety of ways in which you can contribute to the success of our program, including: making an additional donation, sharing your story with friends and colleagues who would be interested in supporting the work, joining our Speakers’ Bureau, or contributing to a scholarship fund for other IME volunteers.
If you are selected for a mission, but are unable to contribute the $350, a scholarship may be available. The PFP Program Director managing the Medical Training Mission can provide an application form. Scholarships are based upon your role on the Mission, with priority given based on length of service, as well as demand for training in a particular skill.
There are a number of costs associated with planning and implementing a Medical Training Mission, including the expenses of airfare, visas, lodging, and meals, which can range from $1,500 to $3,500, depending on the destination and duration of the mission. In addition, Physicians for Peace incurs considerable additional costs in undertaking country research, overseeing the communications with the host country partner, managing logistics, preparing mission manuals, tracking outcomes, and completing other essential program management tasks.
Physicians for Peace relies on the generosity of many donors to underwrite the full costs of our Medical Training Missions and our on-going programs. We value the contribution our IMEs bring to each Medical Training Mission by sharing their skills and knowledge with colleagues working with underserved populations, and we are grateful to those IMEs who financially support our work as well.
In some instances, we will be unable to send a Medical Training Mission until we have raised adequate funds from numerous sources to cover the costs of the Mission.