What Is the Ripple Effect?

The Ripple Effect is an initiative to help inspire medical students to change the world by giving back to their communities. Sponsored by Welch Allyn in conjunction with Heart to Heart International, the program consists of two elements: an annual contest for an all-expense-paid humanitarian service trip with Heart to Heart International and an initiative that facilitates the deployment of Welch Allyn medical equipment by Heart to Heart to underserved areas of the world. 

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Enter to Win a Humanitarian
Service Trip

The 2014 Ripple Effect Contest

What is Your Ripple Effect?

Here’s your chance to change the world.

We’re sending two medical students on a humanitarian service trip with Heart to Heart International along with our Welch Allyn team. 

Enter Now!

 

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Like Ripple Effect on Facebook.

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Submit a picture with a description (500 words max) or original short video (1 minute max) that explains how you plan to use your medical training to start a Ripple Effect of good in your community or around the world.

How will you be judged?

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges on personality, creativity and sincerity. Winners will be selected and notified by the end of December, 2014.*

Meet the 2013 Ripple Effect Humanitarian Service Trip Winners

Two students were selected to join Welch Allyn and Heart to Heart International on a humanitarian service trip in 2014. See the winning entries from Oluwatoni Aluko and Meghan Meghpara, and view all contest entries on the Ripple Effect Facebook page.

 
 
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Being part of a humanitarian program has become an important component of a well-rounded medical education.

Not only can it be an exciting way to see the world, it can be a great way to do something that can truly make a difference in people's lives.

Welch Allyn has partnered with Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit humanitarian medical aid, training and disaster relief nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is committed to connecting people and resources to a world in need. Since 1998, Welch Allyn has provided more than $1M worth of credit that Heart to Heart International has redeemed for medical equipment to help clinicians deliver vital patient care in the places that need it most, and many hours of volunteer time in the US and abroad. To learn more about Heart to Heart International's work visit www.hearttoheart.org.

 

There are other ways to start a ripple, even if a mission trip isn't for you.

Basic physical assessment tools like ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, and stethoscopes are critical to conduct complete exams and facilitate accurate diagnoses. When you purchase Welch Allyn diagnostic equipment during your school’s annual medical equipment sale day, Welch Allyn will credit Heart to Heart International for medical equipment to be used for global humanitarian programs, disaster relief, and health professional training for underserved populations.**

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Full-Sized Diagnostic Set

We'll credit

$50

to Heart to Heart

Choose from a range of 3.5V Opthalmoscopes and power handles. Also includes MacroView™ Otoscope and carrying case.

Purchase a Full-Sized Diagnostic Set and Welch Allyn will credit $50 to Heart to Heart.

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DuraShock® BP Gauges

We'll credit

$20

to Heart to Heart

Our most popular BP Aneroids. Maintain accurate blood pressure readings at a lower lifetime cost with gear-free DuraShock technology.

Purchase our most popular BP Aneroids and Welch Allyn will credit $20 to Heart to Heart.

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Stethoscopes

We'll credit 

$20

to Heart to Heart

Our stethoscopes deliver the highest quality sound and are designed to meet your every need.

Choose from the most comfortable and versatile general-use stethoscopes that best meet your needs and Welch Allyn will credit $20 to Heart to Heart.


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We are thrilled to announce that over 100 medical schools across the nation participated in the Welch Allyn Ripple Effect Program annual sale day initiative in 2013! The program raised credits in the amount of $1,083,525 that Heart to Heart International applied to purchases of medical equipment from Welch Allyn for use in its worldwide humanitarian programs.

Thank you to all who participated. You've started the Ripple Effect and made a difference in the life of someone in need!

 

* Contest entries accepted through November 22, 2014. No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Contest open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who at the time of entry are 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an accredited US medical school or residency program. Two winners will be selected and notified by December 15, 2014. For FULL OFFICIAL RULES visit www.facebook.com/welchallynrippleeffect

** Medical students in all accredited MD, DO, PA, NP, ND and DC schools in the 50 United States and District of Columbia are eligible to participate in the Ripple Effect program. Welch Allyn will donate, in the form of dollar credits, a portion of the sale price of select diagnostic sets, blood pressure gauges, and stethoscopes purchased during each school's annual organized medical equipment "sale day" to our non-profit partner, Heart to Heart International, which provides medical equipment for global humanitarian programs, disaster relief, and health professional training for underserved populations. Heart to Heart applies donated dollar credits towards purchases of devices and instruments from Welch Allyn.