Our students are actively involved in a diverse and evolving mix of projects focused on improving the care of people who have challenges obtaining health care. While there are many reasons why health care disparities exist, under the guidance and support of our faculty and educational program and often in collaboration with other health disciplines, our students provide care designed to help narrow the gap between health care need and availability. Students benefit from the rich learning opportunities embedded in these diverse projects while helping to address real needs.
Our students are regular volunteers at migrant farm worker clinics, Covenant Soup Kitchen, and South Park Inn. Many become Urban Service Track scholars and work on interdisplinary health care teams to provide care to traditionally under-served populations.