Applications for Summer Mission 2017 are now closed

*If you are a Non-licensed Healthcare volunteer interested in joining the team, please REGISTER for an account and apply online *
*If you are a Licensed Healthcare Professional interested in joining the team, please contact Dr. Viet Tran at*

What is GSMDM?

The Good Samaritan Medical and Dental Ministry (GSMDM) is a non-profit organization that provides medical, dental, and optometric care to the people of Vietnam through yearly summer missions. Based on the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan, our organization seeks to:

  • - Provide young people an opportunity to SERVE and hear God’s call to ministry
  • - SHARE healing and divine love with the people of Vietnam
  • - BUILD relationship between the government and the church
  • - TRAIN leadership

More information regarding the different aspects of our organization can be found on our Home Page.

When and where is the summer mission?
This year’s mission will be from July 6th-22nd 2017. The team will be travelling to Northern Vietnam, in the province of Cao Bang.
How do I join?

Potential applicants are required to register an account here. Once registered, the applicant may download the application and fill it out. Applications will only be accepted from those that have created a valid account. Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on October 13th, 2016.

Can I bring my family?
All members must be 18 years or older by June 30th, 2017. Each member must fill out their own application and will be considered for acceptance on an individual basis.
What are the costs of participating in this mission?
The cost varies from year to year, depending on the costs of airline tickets. In 2016, the cost for each member was $1250, which included airfare, scrubs, and fees for training sessions, if the member participated in the scheduled weekly fundraising events. However, if the member did not participate in those fundraising events, their total cost was $2500.
Is prior healthcare experience required?
For our young adult volunteers, no medical experience is required. We will provide all the training needed for the specific team you are chosen for, prior to departing to Vietnam. Each member is required to serve on one team. If you are a Healthcare Professional interested in joining the team, please contact Dr. Viet Tran at

Meet the Team Behind the Team!