Home Medical Advisor (HMA)
a licensed medical physician—provides assessment of and advice to OMF missionaries who have been serving overseas and are on temporary Home Assignment in the U.S. In addition, the HMA consults with overseas medical colleagues on the Medical Advisory team.
- Ensure that the missionary follows recommendations made by the Field Medical Advisors regarding health issues to be addressed on Home Assignment, including those for children.
- Correspond with the missionary’s FMA as needed regarding questions or updated medical information that may affect field service.
- Review reports from missionaries provided by their primary care physicians for medical services obtained while on Home Assignment.
- Make a recommendation as to missionary’s medical fitness to return to the field prior to the end of their Home Assignment.