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.
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.
Many of our students have had the opportunity to present papers at conferences and attend the annual meetings of professional health organizations. Wade Johnson, an athletic training/sports medicine major, was awarded first place in the clinical case study competition at the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association's conference in Atlanta in March 2010.
The accomplishments of School of Health Sciences students have not gone unnoticed. Meg Brunelle, an athletic training/sports major, was named the Joseph Abraham District I Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Scholarship Award recipient at the group's annual conference in January 2010.