Doctors without borders

October 28, 2013

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organisation that is committed to sending medical professionals to various locations around the world for voluntary medical work. This organisation was incorporated in France in 1971 by a group of dedicated doctors and journalists to provide medical care to people in crisis in almost sixty countries around the world. These are people whose survival is threatened either due to natural catastrophes, epidemics or armed conflict. Because of the complex nature of their volunteer work, the organisation is always in need of a strong medical, logistical and administrative support staff in the field as well as in the office. 

Medical staff that are always in demand in the field at various locations include: 


General Requirements 

Doctors Without Borders has a few requirements from all of the staff that they hire to work in the field. If you have plans on joining this organisation, here are the basic requirements you will need to meet. 

Doctors Without Borders stresses the fact that they are an independent organisation and they are committed to providing impartial care without any religious, political or military agenda and they expect all of their staff to be just as committed to their principles.