Our students understand the importance of giving back. From working with a disabled child in the local community to providing medical care at a health clinic in Nicaragua, School of Health Sciences students use their specialized knowledge to make an impact on the lives of others. Many of the international service trips are coordinated by the University's Albert Schweitzer Institute. Learn more.
At left, a physician assistant student taking part in a volunteer reading program, which involves weekly visits to Saint Raphael's pediatric primary care clinic to read to children in the waiting room.
Some School of Health Sciences programs include the option to take a semester or year abroad. At left, a group of diagnostic imaging students who completed a clinical placement at University College Dublin over the summer. Learn more about education abroad
School of Health Sciences students are active in a variety of student organizations. Many groups perform community service, volunteer work and raise money for charity. For example, a group of occupational therapy students participated in a sew-a-thon to create pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut. The New Haven-based organization houses families of children being treated at area health facilities.