Reducing Health Disparities through Undergraduate Volunteerism
My project is focused on two separate goals. The first is to bring pre-medical students back to the realization of the critical importance of volunteerism, rather than it simply being something to mark off on a check list. Secondly, I hope to be able to reduce health disparities within the Iowa City community by educating pre-medical students about local organizations that work with underprivileged populations and need our help. I am creating a panel to be hosted over Zoom with a variety of healthcare professionals, physicians, and community leaders than can speak about our own issues with health disparities, provide resources for pre-medical students to engage with, and lastly showcase the lasting impact that volunteerism can have on a community.