Standing Up in Support of Anti-Slavery on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

It can feel as if COVID-19 has been circulating for quite a while, but there is another global pandemic that has been affecting the population for even longer and that is human trafficking. Those forced into modern-day slavery are ripped from their families and forced into illegal labor practices. Humans are being trafficked at an…

How You Can Make a Difference This January for Blood Donor Month

Winter is one of the most-daunting seasons when it comes to sickness and meeting blood donations demands, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that 13,000 daily donations are needed to maintain a healthy abundance of blood for the U.S. population. How to Observe the Month-Long Event Plain and simple, donate blood. The only…

How Artificial Intelligence and the Power of Data is Changing Healthcare

It is no secret that the healthcare industry is one of, if not, the most-important sector in the U.S. economy. It not only employs more people than any other industry, but also pulls in nearly $4 trillion on a yearly basis, which is a quarter of our government’s wallet. On the other end of the…

MedPro International Explorer Spotlight: Franced, Med Tech (Missouri)

What does a typical day of work look like for you? “I work in the blood bank section and my day typically starts around 3 pm. I begin the day by checking instruments that I plan on using during tests, as well as the regents, card supply, QC and machine conditions too. What I do…

MedPro International Team Member Spotlight: Sooaa Son, MedPro International Immigration Manager

The most-rewarding aspect for Sooaa Son in serving foreign-educated healthcare professionals for MedPro International is playing a role in helping alleviate the healthcare crisis in the nation, especially for a compassionate and hard-working company which values all of its employees. Son is well-traveled. She was born in Germany and grew up in New York, where…

The Top 10 Things to Do in Missouri

You currently are destined for Missouri, a state which has over 7,300 documented caves and beautiful mountainous chains. This makes for great news for all of you novice photographers and avid outdoors enthusiasts! The Ozark Mountains and surrounding terrain are even highlighted in the Netflix Original Series, Ozark, starring and directed by Jason Bateman. The…

Initial Testing Finds Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine to be 94.5% Effective

Early data from Moderna finds that its potential COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed mRNA-1273, has a high success rate and is almost 95% effective, leapfrogging Pfizer’s data report of being 90% effective. Moderna’s trial consisted of 30,000 test participants, of which 15,000 were given a placebo. The months following saw 90 of them contracted COVID-19, while 11…

CDC Unveils Best Face Mask Practices in Accordance with New Protocols and Guidelines

At this point, hopefully most of us are wearing masks to protect not just other people, but ourselves as well. COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of over 240,000 in the U.S., while also infecting well over 10.5 million people. The benefits in wearing masks is more significant when all of us are wearing them…

MedPro International Explorer Spotlight: Jenica, Med Tech (California)

Tell us a little bit about your family and home, what was it like growing up? “I grew up in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, a small town in the Philippines. My hometown is known for its agriculture, like rice, corn, sugarcane and mangoes. Life in this province is quiet and simple, while I have many great…

MedPro International Team Member Spotlight: Grace Valenzuela, Manager of Operations and U.S. Recruitment

For over 20 years, Grace Valenzuela, has been serving the healthcare industry. Hailing from Manila, Philippines, she holds a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy and is continuously amazed at just how hard foreign-educated nurses, medical technologists and both physical and occupational therapists, work in achieving their ‘American Dream’. “The most-rewarding aspect for me is knowing that…