You are very welcome! I love talking about this stuff and I was new to it all recently so I'm happy to help!
I am really enjoying MIA. I have been at it for a week and have completed 5 modules. My goal is to do one module a day during the week. There are estimated time amounts on each module...but I find that I'm getting done a lot quicker than what it says. But maybe thats because what I'm doing now is all basic/foundational stuff that is familiar to me. I'm sure once I get further into it, it will take longer. It is definitely the type of course that you will only get from it what you put into it. I like that about it though, because I didn't want a school that completely controlled my learning but I also didn't want the lack of structure that comes with self study. I think this gives me the perfect balance. So to answer your question about whether it just scratches the surface or has more sustenence, I honestly think that depends on the student. For me, I'm not depending on this school to be responsible for the amount that I learn. I look at it as more of an in depth guide for my learning. You can breeze through it and just copy down answers, or you can take your time and really absorb the information and go deeper with your work. I really like that because there are some subjects that we might already know a lot about, or maybe just have little interest in, and you can choose to get them done quickly. Or if there is a subject that really interests you or something you struggle with, you can spend as much time as you want on it. For the work, it is different with the different modules. For the midwifery modules, the first one is reading some chapters and answering some questions. You have the freedom to be as in depth as you want. I'm sure you could easily write a quick answer for each question and be fine, but I chose to really study the info and gave a 3-6 sentence paragraph for each question. So thats just an example of how you control what you get out of it. The second midwifery module is a book report. Other activities I have done are copy down scripture, take pulses on myself, family, and friends, and done exercises in the medical vocab work text. So you get a good variety of stuff.
There is no deadline with this school, which is another big reason why I chose it. NARM does not require you to finish your didactic training in a certain amount of time. At least I have never seen or heard that, and I'm assuming not since they allow self study. I know that there are some time frames for your births and things like CPR certification, and you can find that on the CIB.
I would love to be able to do clinical outreach. I know that Lisa from MTB takes students to the Dominican Republic and they are talking about going to Uganda this year. You don't have to be an MTB student to go on the trips. I don't think births count, but you can get prenatals, postpartums, and newborn exams checked off there.
Hope that answers all your questions, feel free to ask more if you need to!