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Officer Positions Open, Application due 10/21

Hello Everybody,

Because of an increase in our clinic trips and a renewed effort to promote public health in Ensenada we have opened up four officer positions in this years board: two openings for Clinic Administrator, one for Public Health Officer, and one for Fundraising Officer. If you are interested in joining the board please review the officer duties and the application instructions. Applications received after 3:00 pm on Friday October 21 will not be considered. Email questions to If you do not receive an email by 10/25 you were not selected for an interview.

Officer duties:

Along with mandatory attendance of bimonthly officer meetings


Coordinates with Treasurer (budget communication)
Organizes on-campus fundraisers

Clinic Administrator

Ensure smooth running and organization of pharmacy
Keep inventory of pharmacy meds/supplies
Print out inventory to bring to clinic and pass out to doctors
Monitor changes in inventory during the clinic (day of) and update inventory in dropbox once back in the US
Maintain inventory of clinic supplies

Public Health Officer

Be able to effectively communicate in Spanish
Learn about public health issues affecting underserved populations in Ensenada, Mexico
Come up with interesting and informative presentations to teach patients about ways to take care of themselves


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION (it may take a while to load, so please be patient).

1) Complete attached application

2) Email completed application to, you can either email the application as an attachment of just copy and paste the completed application to the body of the email

Good Luck!

Sept 17th Clinic report

Total # of volunteers: 16 volunteers ( 5 volunteers from SDSU)
Names of Volunteers:
Nathan Wang
Oleg Stens
Ksusha Zavorotinskaya
Lexie Wang
Kiana Pham
Ricky Lozano
Anelah McGrinness
Sally Kussai-Khoury
LiYin Lan
Alberto Gomez
Theresa Tran

# of Health Professionals:
Health Professionals: 3 (Dr. Patel, Dr. Raja (our first dentist), and Chinnu)

Special Cases:
There was an 87 yo lady that came by herself. It seemed like she doesn’t get that much attention from home.

GBM #1

The Flying Samaritans at UCSD will be having our first GBM Wednesday of 3rd week (Oct 12th) 8PM in the Earl Warren Room on the 3rd floor of Price Center West. You can come learn about our organization and Dr. Patel, our founding doctor and advisor for the past 10 years, will share his experiences.

Sept 3rd Clinic Clean Up!

September 3rd will be our next clinic in Ensenada, and would like to inform you that Flying Sams would love to have you join us! Please fill out the sign-up sheet below if you are interested in coming with us. (If link does not show up, please copy and paste URL onto address bar):

During this clinic, we will be taking care of our outdated meds, sort out the patient histories, and organizing our vitals stations. There will be no overseeing physician, but we will be doing work important to the operation of our clinic. Volunteers who come will get free, yes FREE, membership, and will not pay a clinic fee (a $40 value!!)

Please feel free to contact Angela Yu if you have any questions (! Have a great summer!