Collaborative Student Volunteer and Service Projects
Launched in April 2020, this resource collection was built in response to the upsurge in student volunteer and service projects to provide additional support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on communities, medical schools, and health systems. Largely student-initiated, this working collection featured volunteer and service experiences that are responsive to local needs, do not place additional burdens on local systems, and prioritize student, patient, and community safety. They can be adopted or adapted for local use and have helped inform student-led projects around the country.
Seeking your submissions for the next phase of this collection
As healthcare professionals continue to work on the frontlines and community challenges and needs arise or intensify, medical and other health professions students and residents are responding with new, innovative efforts to support their peers, communities, and local health care providers and systems.
While we are actively seeking submissions of student volunteer and service experiences, particularly those that are virtual and/or otherwise prioritize individual and community safety, we are specifically asking for projects that focus on these areas: (1) diversity, equity, and inclusion, including antiracism, (2) public and population health, and (3) collaborations (interprofessional, inter-institutional, with health systems and community organizations). Understanding that schools are considering engaging students in efforts to vaccinate the public, we are also interested in vaccine-related volunteer or service projects. Submitted resources should describe projects or experiences that:
- Describe a fully voluntary student service project
- Are driven by the needs of the health system and/or medical school
- Include a formal connection between medical students and faculty/administrators
- When feasible, facilitate social distancing
Submissions may also include supplements such as: orientation and debriefing resources, logistical and operational materials (e.g., email announcements, sign-up sheets, checklists, etc.) or links to publicly accessible websites. These are intended to help others adopt or adapt these projects for local use.
Submissions may also include supplements such as orientation and debriefing resources, logistical and operational materials (e.g., email announcements, sign-up sheets, checklists, etc.) or links to publicly accessible websites.
All submissions will be reviewed by the collection editor, Geoffrey Young, PhD, Senior Director of Student Affairs and Programs, to ensure criteria for inclusion are met. If you have a student volunteer or service project you would like to submit to the collection but need additional support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All content in this collection reflects the views of the author(s) and does not reflect the official policy or views of the AAMC unless clearly specified.
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Direct COVID-19 Support
Support for Healthcare Workers
Submitting to Collection
Have a student service or volunteer project that you would like to submit to the collection?