Medical missions have always been an integral component of the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy (GSOP). The school sponsored its first medical mission trip to Ecuador in 2003 and the program has blossomed since, growing from one trip per year to as many as five with 70 to 90 students participating each summer.
Mission teams have served thousands of patients and filled thousands of prescriptions in countries around the world, including Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Taiwan, Uganda and Zambia. Teams also have served domestically in Belle Glade, FL, Anchorage, AK and Wasilla, AK.
Due to the success of GSOP's mission trips, The Gregory Center for Medical Missions was created in 2013. The center's purpose is to guide and direct the school's medical missions while also providing timely and insightful support for other pharmacy schools to use.