Service Learning Day
Service Learning Day is an annual event at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) designed to give students an opportunity to reflect on how their volunteer work affected the community in question and shaped their view of health and healthcare.
The Third Annual SMHS Service Learning Day was held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, via Zoom. Posters from the event can be viewed below:
- Margarita Consing: "Global Friends Coalition"
- Allison Cregg and Ashley Bartlett: "COVID-19 Give Back"
- Kalli Fautsch: "Expanding Access to Medical Care and Public Health in Rural Honduras"
- Mikayla Forness: "Vida Volunteer Medical Outreach Program"
- Christy Jesme: "Ride for Nepal 500 Mile VENTURE Tour"
- Heather Kaluzniak and Carissa Klarich: "First, Do No Harm: Student Volunterring Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic"
- Sean Montgomery: "Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp"
- Zach Podoll: "A Mission to Help the Mission"
- Rebecca Rist: "Text Home to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor"
- Mckenzie Samson: "Disparities in Healthcare Faced by the Migrant Population"
- Zoe Sayler and Cassie Kambietz: "I Support the Girls - North Dakota"
- Aishwarya Sharma: "More than a Meal"
- Abby Wilmer, Sarah Pippin, Alexandra Hopkins, and Mikayla Forness: "UND Out of the Darkness Walk: Shedding Light on the Importance of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health"
- Stephanie Ziegler: "Medicine in Cusco, Peru"
Service learning combines community service, typically outside the classroom, with explicit learning objectives. Students involved in service learning not only to provide direct service to communities and organizations looking for partners, but also come to understand better the conditions that create "need" in the first place, the context in which service is provided, and students' roles as active citizens in a democracy.