Everyone Can Contribute to the Work of PAMS
We welcome your gift of time and talent to the mission of PAMS. Over 400 Society members, from across the country, are involved in Regional and University Chapters. During the Business Meeting, in the early spring, and the Annual Meeting, in the summer, the leadership of the organization meets to conduct business with the general membership. All leadership positions are voluntary and uncompensated. Please take the time to join us, by completing the Membership Application and mailing it, along with the annual dues, to our administrative office.
Since the late 1970’s PAMS has conducted more than 100 medical and educational missions to areas throughout Peru. Physicians, nurses, dentists and paramedical volunteers travel to Peru at their own expense, motivated by a passion to help those in desperate need of medical care.
By working collaboratively with local providers and medical schools, free care has been given to thousands of patients. Missions have included internists and primary care physicians, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, hematology/oncologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, general and laparoscopic surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, gynecologists, gynecology oncologists, and dentists. To become a part of a medical mission contact the Medical Director of the mission you are interested in. Please see the Missions listing.
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Please contact a Medical Mission Director.
Several million dollars in equipment, supplies and medications have been donated to support the missions and to modernize pediatric, neonatal, gastrointestinal, cardiac and surgical units of the local healthcare facilities. Members have developed dialysis units in Cuzco and Lima, burn units in Arequipa and Iquitos, and a cardiovascular unit at Hospital Dos de Mayo for the care of the poor and surgical training.
Local orphanages have received free health and dental care, donated clothes, shoes, computers and necessary facility upgrades. CASA was begun to provide orphans an opportunity to access higher education and independent living.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck southern Peru in 2007, PAMS committed to developing Community Centers in Chincha and Pisco. With the cooperation of local, private and public entities the center in Chincha opened in March of 2011.
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