Whether you would like to serve at Soddo for a month, two years, or long term, you can start your research here.

Surgeons, internal medical professionals, OB/GYN, Radiologists, lab techs, Pharmacists, ophthalmologist, pediatrician, physical therapists, ICU, and advanced degree nurses are welcome to teach and serve at Soddo.  An Ethiopian medical license is required to treat patients.  You may teach our staff on a visitor visa.

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Short Term Opportunities

We encourage you to apply one year in advance. We accept medical students only in their final year of medical school and residents in their final years of training. We generally respond to this request form within 5 business days. Please send an email to visit@soddo.org.

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Long Term Opportunities

Interested in long-term medical missions? Would you like to come join the team at Soddo? We are actively recruiting for:

General Surgeon: We are a PAACS training site with Ethiopian residents who are engaged in a 5-year general surgery residency program. We are seeking another staff level General Surgeon who is committed to the mission and vision of SCH, as well as training the next generation of African surgeons. Contact us if you would like to join our team in this capacity!

Hospital administrator: We are looking for a Western-trained Hospital Administrator to serve alongside our Ethiopian national staff as a Co-Administrator. The person should have experience in health care, management, or finance. Please contact us if you are interested!

Orthopedic surgeon: Soddo Christian Hospital has become a major referral center for orthopedic surgery. We are looking to increase our coverage in this specialty. Opportunities abound to change lives by repairing orthopedic injuries and deformities, and advance God’s kingdom here in southern Ethiopia!

Member Care Professional & Guest Coordinator: This would be the perfect spot for a “young” retired Pastor/Missionary and their spouse. “Young” was defined as willing and able to become part of the Soddo Christian Hospital missionary community. Be a team leader, coach, mentor, and Pastor. We have over 100 visitors each year and need a Guest Coordinator to answer emails and provide scheduling assistance to those coming to serve at SCH.. Please contact us if you are interested!

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Current projects:

  • Medical Residence #3  We are just starting our third dormitory for medical resident’s or national doctors on our staff. We have a USAID/ASHA grant for $540,000 but are seeking $100,000 to finish the project.
  • funding ministry to the disabled in Soddo
  • purchasing an ultrasound unit
  • purchasing “hips” and other orthopedic items, to reduce the cost of each surgery
  • funding Pro lapse surgeries.  The cost is $350 each.  To date since the project started, we have completed 580 prolapse surgeries.
  • purchasing infant formula
  • expanding our microbiology lab
  • funding Ethiopian national advanced education scholarships.  We currently grant one scholarship per year to a current SCH employee who is seeking an advanced medical education degree.
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