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Community partnerships benefit Med students, local organizations

Posted by Michaela Gardner on May 24, 2017 in News
Second-year Medicine student and Service Learning Program participant Carmen Boudreau. (Nick Pearce photos)
Second-year Medicine student and Service Learning Program participant Carmen Boudreau. (Nick Pearce photos)

 

“I’ve only lived in Halifax for a year and I love volunteering and had a lot of volunteering positions at home,” says the second-year Medicine student.

Carmen was part of the inaugural class of Dalhousie Medical School’s Service Learning Program this past term. An add-on to the second-year Medicine curriculum, students have the opportunity to be matched with community partners for a real-world learning experience. Students design tangible outcomes through the completion of a project based on community-identified needs, investing a minimum of 20 hours.  

Students say the program is a great opportunity to provide something valuable to local, health-related organizations and to learn about the health-care system from different perspectives.

Read more about Carmen and the Service Learning Program on DalNews.