El Salvador March, 2005
China August, 2005
Nicaragua April, 2006
Britton Walker Zuccarelli
Guatemala November, 2006
El Salvador March, 2007
Peru October, 2007
Viet Nam March, 2008
El Salvador April, 2009
Guatemala August, 2009
Viet Nam January, 2010
Antigua, Guatemala, September 2011
Arusha, Tanzania, June 2012
We are currently recruiting for an Operation Walk medical mission to Antigua, Guatemala from September 21 - 27, 2013.
To date, twenty-four Cornell students have volunteered for Operation Walk missions to countries such as El Salvador, Viet Nam, and China at the invitation of Operation Walk founder Dr. Lawrence D. Dorr '63. The students chosen for this prestigious honor observe medical professionals performing joint replacement surgeries, and they assist with physical therapy and many other aspects of the trip. The experience exemplifies how Cornell students are applying theory to practice through Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare.
According to the Operation Walk homepage, "Operation Walk is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization which provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries (and occasionally in the US), that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Operation Walk also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries."
More about Operation Walk
Information for Current Students
- Operation Walk Application Process
- Operation Walk Selection Process
- Operation Walk Expectations for Selected Students