Health & Community Service
Service learning 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 service learning 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.
Community Service in the Curriculum
Medical Sciences students can opt to incorporate service 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: