Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

Global Brigades

Global Brigades is the largest student-led movement for global health and sustainable development. Students travel to remote, rural, and under resourced communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana where they work alongside health professionals, local communities, and staff to run a mobile medical clinic and build sustainable health projects. We send medical mission trips over the Winter and Spring break.

Global Brigades is open to:

Pre-Medical Students

Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pre-Dental Students

Pre-Nursing Students

Pre-Optometry Students


Any other health professions or non-health professions oriented

Students Gain:

  • Shadowing hours
  • Hands on experience in a medical setting
  • The opportunity to positively influence global health


2018-2019 Officers:

President J.D. Olivet
Vice-President Meagan Mandabach
Secretary Priya Sanipara
Treasurer Colin Baker
Travel Chair Montana
Fundraising Chair Jessica Crump
Education Chair Anika Faruque
Recruitment Chair Kirby Thomas


How to Join:

Please email Global Brigades at for more information and directions to our OrgSync Page


Follow our social media:

Instagram: @um_global_brigades


Fall 2018 Meeting Dates:

All meetings take place on Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Peabody 206. Brigade meetings will only be required for those traveling on the December trip.

 General Meetings

September 20, 2018

October 4, 2018

October 18, 2018


Brigade Meeting

November 1, 2018

November 15, 2018

November 29, 2018