Medical Care International (MCI) was founded by Dr. Gilbert Kasirsky in 2009. Having participated in several volunteer medical missions to the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Southern India, Dr. Kasirsky saw an opportunity to facilitate medical missions to the monastery and other Tibetan communities worldwide.
MCI made its inaugural mission to the Drepung Loseling Monastery in September of 2009. The following July, MCI partnered with the Tibetan Village Project for a medical mission to the rural village of Songsarong in Batang County, Tibet. A return visit to the Drepung Loseling Monastery is planned for October 2011.