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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Service Learning

Service learning (SL) is a form of experiential learning in which volunteer community service is integrated with faculty-directed lectures, readings, discussions, and reflection activities. The purpose of SL is to use a real-world setting to help students refine their skills in problem solving, critical thinking, data analysis, civic and ethical responsibility, and interpersonal development.  Working with diverse and marginalized populations as part of the service learning experience informs both student learning and future practice, which helps students meet the challenges of their chosen career path.  

SL in the Curriculum

Medical Sciences students can opt to incorporate SL into their major electives and capstone:

Annie Fitzgerald Award

The Annie Fitzgerald Award for Leadership and Service is awarded each year to University of Cincinnati undergraduate students who have shown leadership and possess a passion for service. Two Medical Sciences students have won the award. For more information about the award, visit the Center for Community Engagement.

Where Students Serve

Medical Sciences students serve the community in many ways. Some of the organizations they are working with include:

  • A Kid Again
  • Bearcat Buddies
  • Christ Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
  • Crossroad Health Clinic
  • Girls on the Run
  • Golden Gloves
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Hughes High School
  • RISE Coalition
  • St. Rita School for the Deaf
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Women Helping Women
Anna with Girls on the Run

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This program is absolutely second to none. The opportunities and experiences provided to students is astounding and the comradery among the Medical Sciences majors fosters a network of growth, not competition. The faculty and advisors here at UC truly care about the students and are focused on their best interests."

Jenna, class of 2019