First-Year Students Experience Health Care in the Community, Give Presentation on Findings
As part of new curriculum at the UC College of Medicine, first-year students in the Physician and Society 101 course went out into the field at more than a dozen local agencies to observe and report on aspects of health in Greater Cincinnati communities.
The goal was for them to identify determinants of health for the neighborhoods, including issues such as nutrition, transportation and availability of services. The students shared their findings in a poster presentation in the CARE/Crawley atrium on Friday that was sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training and "will be sending key findings back to those agencies so that the community has the opportunity to benefit from these assessments,” says Joseph Kiesler, MD, associate professor an in the department of family and community medicine.
Kiesler and assistant professor Zelia Correa, MD, PhD, co-direct this first-year course at the college.
Above students Nicholas Dantzker (center) and Rohan Modi explain the access to mental health services in the Avondale community to Wan Lim, PhD, in the department of medical education. Lim was one of 10 faculty and community members to grade the posters.
Left are students Jane Neiheisel and Joshua Schackmann who were also assigned the Avondale neighborhood.