Samaritan’s Purse
Medical Ministries

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical relief to victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love. We serve the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As a part of this mission, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for medical professionals to use their skills around the globe.

World Medical Mission

World Medical Mission was established in 1977 to assist general surgeons in volunteering for short-term mission trips. Today, this medical project of Samaritan’s Purse makes it possible for hundreds of Christian healthcare professionals to serve in overseas mission hospitals and clinics for varying periods of time. As these doctors work to save lives, they bring the Good News of eternal life through the Great Physician, Jesus Christ.

Post-Residency Program

The World Medical Mission Post-Residency Program is a fully funded two-year program for Christian physicians who have been called to career medical missions. Following their residency, doctors are placed at a mission hospital to serve within their specialty alongside career medical missionaries. We provide logistical and financial support to these young men and women as they treat patients and share the love of Jesus Christ.

To learn more or apply, contact 

Cleft Lip Repair

Children around the world who are born with cleft lips are often abused, prevented from going to school, shunned by society, and made to feel worthless. Samaritan's Purse sends volunteer medical teams to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries for patients of all ages, while sharing the Good News of Christ's eternal triumph over darkness.

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Cataract Surgeries

Cataract surgery is a common procedure in the U.S., but in some countries, the elderly have no access to doctors who can correct their condition, which can eventually lead to blindness if left untreated. Samaritan’s Purse seeks out those who are living in darkness, sending volunteer medical teams to restore their physical sight and offer new hope.

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Surgical Subspecialty Teams

Through our Surgery Subspecialty Teams Program, short-term volunteer teams of Christian surgeons and nurses provide specialized training and equipment to our mission hospital partners. Focus fields include orthopedics, obstetric fistula, and hydrocephalus-related neurosurgery.

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Children’s Heart Project

Children's Heart Project arranges life-saving operations for hundreds of children who live in countries where the required medical expertise and equipment are not available. We provide airfare for the children, a parent, and a translator; and locate evangelical Christian churches and families willing to host the groups.

If you have pediatric cardiac critical care experience and have interest in Children’s Heart Project, please contact

Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART)

Samaritan’s Purse seeks top-level talent to serve in a variety of critical contexts around the world. Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists staffed our Emergency Field Hospitals in disasters such as the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador, the 2017 ISIS conflict in Iraq, and the 2019 hurricane in the Bahamas. DART medical personnel also serve in various migrant crises around the world. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

Biomedical Technology

The Biomedical Technology department of World Medical Mission plays a vital role in helping to ensure that overseas mission hospitals have properly functioning equipment to help their staff treat patients. At our North Carolina warehouse, technicians refurbish donated equipment and make sure machines are operational and meet appropriate standards. The medical supplies are then shipped to mission hospitals around the world. In addition, our technicians travel to dozens of mission hospitals and clinics to install, repair, and maintain a variety of medical and laboratory equipment. They also train staff at these medical facilities in the operation and ongoing maintenance of that equipment.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.  

—Matthew 5:16