MSICS TRAINING

Vision Outreach International  offers a Manual Sutureless Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) course hosted by Dr. Diego Mejia and his staff in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Dr. Carlos Gomez and his staff in the Dominican Republic, and Dr. Bert Bowden and his staff in Guatemala.   These courses are primarily for Board Certified Ophthalmologist to learn or brush up on their MSICS technique.

Our PRIMARY desire is to train and encourage medical professionals to grow in Christ-Likeness, to gain a heart for global missions, to be EXCELLENT in their medical eye care, and to become a mentor for others in these areas.

Our MSICS training is one of the most requested programs that we offer. These opportunities and courses are filled very quickly, and we normally maintain a waiting list for this training.  To secure your training reservation, FIRST, fill out an on-line MSICS TRAINING APPLICATION.  If all the dates are full, we will place you on a waiting list and notify you once a course comes available.  Once your application and the dates have been approved, then give the suggested donation. Both the application and the donation must be received before we can confirm your training reservation. 

If you have specific questions or do not see an available opportunity below, please email dcabe@visionoutreach.org and give her your contact information, and ask her to put you on the waiting list. Once a course becomes available, she will notify you.

Honduras

Dr. Mejia trains TWO (2) ophthalmologist (trainees) per course over 2 1/2 days of surgical and didactic training. The expected case load between the two trainees is between 15-25 cases. The standard schedule is to arrive Thursday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon after post-ops.

February 21-24, 2019 Full
June 6-9, 2019 Full
October 31- Nov. 3, 2019 OPEN

Training Logistics

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights
  • Suggested Donation = $2500.00

NOT Included In Price

  • Food  (some meals included)
  • Lodging – @ $90 a night
  • Airfare
  • SEE INTERNATIONAL FEE

Dominican Republic

Dr. Gomez trains ONE (1) ophthalmologist (trainee) per course over 2 1/2 days of surgical and didactic training. The expected case load for the one trainee is between 15-25 cases. The standard schedule is to arrive Sunday evening and leave on Wednesday afternoon after post-ops.
February 24 - 27, 2019 Full
April 28 - May 1, 2019 Full
June 23 - 26, 2019 OPEN
September 22-25, 2019 OPEN
November 24-27, 2019 Full

Training Logistics

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights
  • Suggested Donation = $2500.00

NOT Included In Price

  • Food (some meals included)
  • Lodging ($ based on your selection)
  • Airfare
  • SEE INTERNATIONAL FEE

Guatemala

Dr. Bowden trains ONE (1) ophthalmologist (trainee) per course over 4 days of surgical and didactic training. The expected case load for the one trainee is between 30-45 cases. This training camp takes place at a faith-based institution that has restrictions on smoking, drinking and foul language while on their mission campus
January 25-30, 2019 Full
April 5-10, 2019 Full
May 17-22, 2019 Full
July 19-24, 2019 Full
September 6-11, 2019 Full
November 8-13, 2019 HOLD

Training Logistics

  • 6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Suggested Donation = $3500.00

NOT Included In Price

  • Food (included with lodging price)
  • Lodging – @ $50 a night
  • Airfare

For more information please call (269) 588-0864 or email us at info@visionoutreach.org. Some training camps require surgeons to register with SEE International in order for Vision Outreach to receive free consumable products for surgical training.

What Others are Saying...

"Other than learning MSICS in a very modern surgical suite by an excellent instructor who thought of every detail before we arrived, the highlight was getting to fellowship with the Mejia family at the evening meals. They were so generous and so accommodating. A true blessing to us in a foreign land.”

Dr. Matt McCauley - TX

Dr. Diego is an amazing teacher and very patient. I learned how to do MSICS, but also think I learned about doing better surgery in general. Diego and Patricia took great care of us. They were very warm and caring.

Dr. Lauren Baker - MN

I encountered other people who love Jesus Christ with their whole life and devote themselves to people in need. The patients in Guatemela received a clear gospel message and excellent medical care. Their appreciation was evident and rewarding. To God be the glory!

Dr. Stephen Fox - IA

Just prior to departing for Santo Domingo, I emailed Dr. Gomez to let him know we would arrive on time but also to find out where I would meet him as I would not likely have WiFi. His response, "Dont worry, I will be outside, I have your photo, relax". This set the tone for surgery also as he would say "relax, you got this". He has a good method of teaching MSICS and is a patient instructor and great surgeon.

Dr. Larry Meyer - WI

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