Training new physicians to transform care in underserved communities
One of the most common motivations of medical students is a desire to serve others, yet too few physicians practice in underserved communities in the U.S., and health inequity is a persistent problem. Through the Student Service Scholars program, the School of Medicine is training physicians with the vision and skills to transform health care in partnership with the communities they serve.
Service Scholars complete a rigorous curriculum of clinical training, mentorship, and coursework including cultural competency, interprofessional collaboration, and patient empowerment. Each participant completes a longitudinal project on community-based research, intervention, or advocacy.
With generous donor support, the Student Service Scholars program can prepare young physicians to improve care in underserved communities and patient populations and lead their profession in addressing health equity in our country. Make a gift today.