The Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Interest Groups (IG’s), are student-centered and student-led inter professional learning communities that provide scholars with the opportunity to learn with and from each other while exploring patient population issues and topics. Each IG is supported by second-year co-leaders, a senior student coach, and an alumni partner (licensed professional). The eight IGs focus on the following populations: Adolescents, Behavioral Health, Geriatrics, Healthcare Advocacy and Policy, Public Health, Social Justice, and Women’s Health.
Throughout the academic year, students discuss their respective populations utilizing content experts/speakers, scholarship, clinical cases, community service, and advocacy & legislation. In addition, each IG is encouraged to seek service and grant opportunities to serve this community. Each learning community is tasked with developing a poster with an oral presentation, and a demonstration activity to be presented at the culminating IG Summit.
To find out more information about the 2nd Annual Interest Group Summit, being held April 23, 2022 click here: UST/AHEC Scholars Interprofessional Summit: a symposium to assess and address health equity in communities of color
To view materials from inaugural Interest Group Summit from April 10, 2021, please click the here: UST/AHEC Scholars Interprofessional Summit: a forum for advocacy & understanding of patient populations