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Academic Opportunities for Community-based Learning at the School of Medicine

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.

TIME: Health Care Disparities 

This required 3-day intersession is the first course that medical students take during their first year of medical school. This course will provide students with an introduction to health care disparities in Baltimore and elsewhere, cultural sensitivity, and the principles of service-learning.

Scholarly Concentration in Public Health &Community Service

The Scholarly Concentration in Public Health and Community Service offers students an opportunity to develop expertise in a specific area of public health related work (service, policy, or research) in a local, national, or international setting.  Students will participate in seminars designed to prepare them for making contributions to improving the health of communities and populations at risk of having poor health outcomes.

Certificate in Community-based Public Health

This certificate will train recipients in the skills and knowledge necessary for community-based public health program development, management and evaluation, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and other research in community settings.  It will also train students in the following key competencies for community-based public health practice and research, including: cultural competency skills and attitudes; linking social and environmental causese of disease and community health; community dimensions of practice skills and attitudes.