Christopher Dainton

QuickChart MD Inc., Medical Service Trip

Date grant awarded: 05/22/2017

With short-term international volunteering on the rise, Dr. Christopher Dainton and Charlene Chu’s Medical Service Trip initiative helps medical volunteers find better trips – through an online database that both lists and objectively rates the quality of each project based on strict criteria. Recognizing that medical volunteers do not always have the tools they need to practice effectively, especially when working in remote settings, the project also produces the QuickChart electronic medical records app for Android – giving clinicians offline access to safe practice guidelines for the most common conditions. In doing so, they hope that the optimism and idealism of short-term volunteers will translate into positive outcomes for host communities abroad.