Community Health Outreach (CHO) is a 2-year Service Learning elective, focused on increasing awareness and knowledge of social determinants of health and health as a social justice issue. First-year students will learn about these topics as well as about local organizations that provide care and resources to medically underserved populations. Classroom coupled with hands on experiences will synthesize these aspects of the course. Second-year students will apply this knowledge to a self-directed service project with an underserved or vulnerable population of their choosing.
The course is organized and led by second year medical students but student participants will also have opportunities for self-directed learning experiences. The goal of CHO is to give students access to resources, knowledge and insights they will be able to use to provide competent, compassionate care to their future patients from all backgrounds and to advocate for their patients within the sphere of their influence.
- Amy A'Hearn