Community Service Committee

"Never doubt that a small group of dedicated individuals can change the world...
...indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead

Purpose

The Geisel Community Service Committee (CSC) is a student-run organization dedicated to the involvement of medical students in community education and social service. The CSC sponsors a variety of student-run community service programs and provides a link between Geisel students and the surrounding community.

Community service is an integral part of the Geisel experience. While the Geisel faculty will teach you the facts needed to become a competent physician, the most essential skills in medicine - caring, communication, and empathy - can also be cultivated and practiced in community service. The services students render are important to those served. In return, students gain practical experience honing skills while learning the essential value of the balance, perspective, and sense of belonging gained from making a meaningful connection with other humans in need. The CSC offers another lens through which to look at life, reminding us all that both medicine and life hold more joys and opportunities than medical school would suggest.

Lastly, we'd like to encourage everyone to find some way to get involved during your time at Geisel. We're challenging you - look around, find something you're interested in, or start your own project! We're here to support you in any way we can, so don't hesitate to drop us a line and get plugged in. It's The 100% Challenge - we believe that every one of our year one and two students can participate in at least one service activity or project this year. So dive in! Ready, set, serve!

We look forward to working with you, and we'd love to hear about your experiences.

Tina Jaramillo, Natasha Resendes, Kanak Verma, and Sophia Bampoh, your 2014-2015 student leaders and Dr. William Boyle, faculty sponsor! Email us any time - Geisel.community.service@dartmouth.edu and William.Boyle@dartmouth.edu

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Guidelines for Funding Requests

Community Service Committee Funding Request

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