Medical Students and the Baltimore Community
Medical students at Hopkins have a long tradition of involvement in the Baltimore community, and a number of opportunities exist for getting involved.
Medical students have organized over 20 student-run groups that are actively involved in the community, which are coordinated by a body of students known as SOURCE Student Governing Board. School of Medicine SOURCE Student Governing Board works closely with SOURCE to provide resources to recognized service-based student groups. Visit the SOURCE Student Governing Board for the School of Medicine homepage for more information about how to get involved.
From community outreach to sex education, there are plenty of opportunities to engage with Baltimore alongside fellow students. Check out our list of service-based student groups within the School of Medicine, which receive support from SOURCE and Student Governing Board. SOURCE, MSS and SOURCE Student Governing Board work together to review proposals for new Community Service Student Groups. More more information and to submit a proposal for review, click here.
SOURCE, in partnership with student groups, hosts four-five major Tri-School Donation Drives per year to support the needs of SOURCE partnering community-based originations in Baltimore. Collaboration and coordination of donation drives allows for validity and success of these events each year while maximizing our efforts and integrity with the community. Any students, student group or department wishing to organize, coordinate or co-sponsor a donation drive are encouraged to first contact SOURCE at 410-955-3880 or SOURCE@jhu.edu. SOURCE can provide additional support, as well as ensure that drives do not overlap with one another. Those interested in organizing a donation drive can coordinate with SOURCE, and then utilize the MSS Calendar to prevent overlap with another drive. To review the entire School of Medicine Donation Drive Protocol for AMEB, click here.
Many of our community partners focus on providing medical- and health-related services to Baltimore. Browse through our directory to read more about organizations you can work with.
Read more about special opportunities for community involvement that may be of special interest for medical students. Also, be sure to sign up for our SOURCE Weekly Service Scoop for regular updates on community involvement opportunities from over 100 of our community partners (email SOURCE@jhu.edu with “Subscribe” in the subject line).
When combined with preparation and reflection, community service can be a powerful component to academic learning. By responding to community-identified concerns and learning about the context in these issues arise, students are able to fully explore the connection between community involvement and their academic coursework.