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.

  • Rotations
    • 1. Sowing Seeds of Hope Clinic (Marion, AL)
      • Students work alongside Samford Pharmacy students to provide health screenings to the Blackbelt population
      • This population is medically underserved and is located in a food desert
    • 2. West End Health Project (Tuscaloosa, AL)
      • Students perform free health screenings for the homeless population served at the Salvation Army
      • Services include diabetes and hypertension screenings, and diet counseling
    • 3. Local Physician Shadowing
      • Orthopaedics
      • Cardiology
      • 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
    • Geriatrics
    • Nutrition
    • Sports Medicine

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