Below you will find a sampling of the different service opportunities engaged in by the faculty, staff and students of UMMC for the 2016-17 academic year. These activities are vetted by the Office for Community Engagement and Service Learning to ensure they aligned with the institutional mission and are of mutual benefit to the student and the community. Most of these activities emphasize the elimination of health disparity through advocacy, education, screening and service provision.
These activities, though vast, represent only a portion of the outreach and engagement of our institution with the communities we proudly serve. For a more comprehensive list of service activities, see the OCESL home page.
Opportunities for involvement
About 2,000 JPS ninth-graders met members of the UMMC team to learn about careers via hands-on experience. Volunteers represented the following UMMC areas: Simulation Center/School of Medicine; nursing workforce/School of Nursing; occupational therapy and radiologic science, School of Health Related Professions; pediatric respiratory therapy services; telehealth; pastoral care; and Human Resources' talent acquisition.
More than 20 community nonprofits and service organizations visited UMMC on Nov. 1, 2016, for the first annual UMMC Community Engagement Fair. It was an opportunity to visit with students, faculty and staff about opportunities to engage in service directed at creating a healthier Mississippi. In all, there were more than 125 attendees representing faculty and staff of UMMC as well as students from every school. The fair provided networking opportunities with area organizations and to consider opportunities for education, service and research.