Students will explore public health issues through engagement with a student-run free medical clinic in Buffalo along with rural populations via a remote area medical mission in the Southern states.
This project will allow students to connect with various populations and explore the public health issues that are similar and unique to each. Students will work with inner city populations at a student-run free medical clinic and begin to learn about health disparities within the city of Buffalo. Next, students will translate the knowledge they gleaned to a rural setting, working with rural populations. After this students will then have a culminating experience to work on a remote area medical mission in the southern part of the United States. This project will allow students to dive in and gain experience and an opportunity to apply what they have learned within the classroom to current and emerging public health issues.
Students will work to help organizations with various projects. Each student will work with one of three core partners to choose a project and produce a deliverable that supports the organization's mission and goals.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months)|
|Start time||Spring (January/February)|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students)|
|Who is eligible||Juniors, Seniors|
|Support||If needed, project funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience.
To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.
The specific preparation activities for this project are being finalized by the project mentor. Once they are finalized, this section will be updated. In the meantime, please reach out to the project mentor to confirm what specific preparation activities you should complete for the Project Preparation Digital Badge.