Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Opportunity For Two Future Healers to Win Global Health Experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMA Insurance Agency Inc., recently announced its “Take a Trip with Timmy Global Health” contest. Two winners, who are eligible residents, allied health, pre-med, or medical students, will be selected to spend 2-3 weeks with US and developing world medical professionals working to expand access to quality healthcare in Guatemala, Ecuador, or the Dominican Republic. Winners will also receive an iPad 2 with wireless and 3G capabilities, a digital camera with GPS capability, plus an opportunity to blog, share photos and stories of their experiences.

The “Take a Trip with Timmy Global Health” contest is open for entries now through the 15th of January. Complete details, including contest rules and eligibility requirements, can be found at www.TakeaTripwithTimmy.com. Entrants are required to submit an original 500 word essay in answer to the contest question; up to ten finalists will be selected to submit a video which may be placed on the contest’s YouTube channel. Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges, and will be announced in early 2012.

“Contest winners will not only have the opportunity to explore the complex challenges faced by low-income communities in Latin America, they will also play an active role in helping to meet them alongside Timmy’s incredible partner organizations,” says Timmy Executive Director Matt MacGregor. Added Brian Farmer, National Account Executive for the MedPlus Advantage insurance program, “I am confident that the experience will be eye-opening and life-changing for all involved.”

About AMA Insurance Agency, Inc.

Established in 1988 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Medical Association (AMA), AMA Insurance Agency is dedicated to meeting the insurance needs of physicians, medical students, their families and employees. The MedPlus Advantage program, offered through medical school and residency programs, provides valuable insurance coverage tailored specifically for the special needs of medical professionals through their educational years and beyond.

About Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health is an Indianapolis-based non-profit that expands access to healthcare while empowering students and volunteers to address today's most pressing global health challenges. In collaboration with our international and US partners, Timmy sends medical teams and student volunteers to support health initiatives in Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and other areas. In addition, Timmy channels financial, medical, and human resources to healthcare partners and invests in public health initiatives in low-income communities in the developing world. Through our work, we seek to strengthen the capacity of our international partners while fostering a spirit of humanitarianism and a commitment to global health amongst our volunteers.

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