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Medically Related Involvement Opportunities

Read more about special opportunities for community involvement that may be of special interest for medical students.

CASE: Community Adolescent Sex Education

Through the Sexual Health Awareness program, CASE volunteers educate teenagers at Dunbar Middle School about their bodies and about the positive use and expression of sexuality. It is intended to increase self-esteem, improve relationships, and decrease the incidence of teen pregnancy and the spread of STDs.

HIV Counseling & Testing Program

In this highly competitive program, volunteers will work at one of three clinics in the East Baltimore area to test clients for HIV. After undergoing extensive training, volunteers will be certified as HIV Counselors in the state of Maryland, and will be required to work at least two, 3-4 hour shifts per month. To help support students in the program, build community among the volunteers, and create a rich service-learning environment, student volunteer counselors will be required to participate in quarterly discussion groups and reflection activities. Currently on hold due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates!


JH HEAT (Health Education and Training) Corps is a unique opportunity for Hopkins volunteers to develop their own health education and teaching skills, while simultaneously supporting youth in their understanding of COVID-19. The HEAT Corps teach youth how they can make a difference by modeling social distancing, handwashing, and mask wearing. Through a series of 30-minute sessions – using both live “virtual” teaching or recorded presentations – the HEAT Corps aims to heighten K-12 student awareness about the science of COVID-19 and the public health response, including updated lessons on the vaccine. The program is currently being taught through virtual platforms with schools and non-profit organizations throughout Baltimore and nationwide.

MD Citizen’s Health Initiative/Health Care for All!

Maryland Health Care for All is a broad-based coalition of 1,100 faith, labor, business and community groups that have been working to guarantee all Marylanders access to quality, affordable health care.

Shepherd’s Clinic, Joy Wellness Center

The Shepherd's Clinic provides quality, low-cost primary health care to those who are medically uninsured, helping people who are unable to afford commercial health insurance and who do not qualify for government assistance in Central Baltimore. The Clinic relies on the generosity and dedication of hundreds of volunteer doctors, nurses, professionals, retirees, students and others to make these services possible.

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