Learning about the challenges medically underserved populations face, or have faced, is essential to providing good care. Created by students from Geisel School of Medicine, Beyond the Books gives voice to these community members and teaches future physicians the value of listening.
“At Dartmouth, we believe in embracing the worlds troubles as our own…even if in your daily life you don’t have the opportunity to see the need in the community, being able to support other people at the forefront of caring about the community is important”, says Geisel graduate student Marie Onakomaiya, who has volunteered at…
“At Dartmouth, we believe in embracing the world’s troubles and being our neighbor’s keeper,” says Marie Onakomaiya, a PhD student at the Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, in this video about Dartmouth supporting the United Way Campaign.
During their first week of student orientation, Dartmouth medical students participate in Valley Quest, a day of community service which brings groups of students to the various agencies within the local community that provide services for uninsured and underserved populations. The experience exposes students to not only the healthcare problems that their local patient populations encounter, but also to the everyday challenges that many of those same patients face.