The Urban Health Scholars program at the Geisel School of Medicine is designed to help students keep their passion alive and stay connected with the communities that inspired them to pursue medicine.
The Urban Health Scholars Program is part of the Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs provides exciting opportunities for scholars to learn about urban healthcare service and delivery to underserved communities in Boston, MA, Manchester, NH, and other urban areas. Scholars participate in urban health cultural tours, national conferences, connect with urban health departments (i.e. homeless shelters, state health departments, and community clinics), host educational events, discuss scholarly papers, and bring speakers to campus. The scholars work to increase awareness of urban issues and health disparities among their peers and the community at large.
Additionally, scholars find opportunities to serve patients and participate in community events in the Boston and Manchester areas. The scholars volunteer at the Mattapan Health Revival Fair and are involved in a health career mentoring program at Manchester’s Central High School.
Urban Health Scholars Spring 2012 Philadelphia Experience