Students and faculty at the College of Medicine participate in several outreach projects. From free, student-run clinics in Philadelphia to internships in third-world countries, we help deliver health care and education to those in need.
The Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement prepares medical students to address socioeconomic determinants of disease and become community-responsive physicians. Programs integrate meaningful community service and reflective learning.
Some of the programs organized by the Office of Community Engagement include:
- Health Outreach Project (HOP) Clinics
- Bridging the Gaps
- Brown Bag Discussions
The Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research
The Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research provides Philadelphia residents with access to quality health care and education despite the social inequalities that exist in the urban environment. These inequalities, which often create barriers for Philadelphia residents trying to reach their full health potential, include race, gender, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, language skills, socioeconomic status and geographical location.
Some service leadership programs organized by the Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research include:
- Scholars Tracks
- Health Equity Scholar
- Sex/Gender Health Scholar
- Mothers and Baby Dragons
While many of our outreach efforts focus on health care in Philadelphia, several of our students also participate in international rotations to address global health issues. In the past, students have traveled to Guatemala, Cameroon, Senegal, the Gambia, Bangladesh, and many other places around the world to offer health care assistance.
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