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|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.