What is the role and scope of healthcare in rural communities? There’s no better way to discover the impact a future career might have in a rural community than by the Medicine & Community experience. Medicine and Community is an experiential learning course for pre-medical Honors students. Students are taught to provide diabetes and hypertension screenings, and hands-on experiences take place with patient populations of various socioeconomic backgrounds. An added component of the experience is that it provides a community of peers providing guidance throughout the medical school application process.
- Sowing Seeds of Hope Clinic (Marion, AL): Students work alongside Samford pharmacy students to provide health screenings to people in the Black Belt, a medically underserved area and a food desert.
- West End Health Project (Tuscaloosa, AL): Students perform free health screenings, including diabetes and hypertension screenings and diet counseling, for the homeless population at the Salvation Army.
- Local Physician Shadowing: Includes orthopedics, cardiology, and family medicine at the University Medical Center.
- Guest Lecture Series
- Rural Medicine and Racial Disparities in Medicine
- Suturing Workshop
- Current Medical Students
- Indian Health Reserve
- Sports Medicine
Interested? Email email@example.com or apply to the program.