Unfortunately due to the covid-19 pandemic and international travel limitations SWOB is unable to actively participate in international medical missions/service at this time.

Students Without Borders is a non-profit organization founded and comprised of Daemen College physician assistant students, physical therapy students, faculty, and local practitioners. Students work with medical professionals and get incredible hands-on experience both locally and in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic

Since 2001, SWOB has traveled to the Dominican Republic on medical missions to provide humanitarian services to people in need. Travelers include physicians, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and students. Personnel set up clinics in small villages and provide medical care to the people of the Dominican Republic. 

PA students
Students Help Impoverished Communities

Daemen students traveled to the Dominican Republic and held seminars on HIV/AIDS education, vector-borne illnesses, and family planning. Considered one of the most unique service learning opportunities at Daemen, the international experience also featured hands-on community projects and other efforts to aid residents in some of the poorest regions in the country. READ MORE

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Madison Keogan: SWOB 2017

Studying abroad and contributing to the lives of others has been a large part of Madison Keogan’s time at Daemen College.  Keogan, a senior in the physician assistant program, spent two years as a contributor and president of the Students Without Borders program. Keogan described her experience traveling abroad and participating in the program. READ MORE

Dominican Republic 2018

Students Without Borders

SWOB also serves members of the Buffalo community and surrounding areas by actively supporting the local Ronald McDonald house, the St. Vincent de Paul society, Wings Flights of Hope, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, as well as providing help at Buffalo health fairs.