Students from across UF Health have teamed up to assess and meet the needs of Gainesville’s citizens through the creation of a new organization, the UF chapter of the COVID-19 Student Service Corps…..Grant Harrell, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of community health and family medicine and a physician at UF Health Family Medicine – Old Town, serves as a faculty co-chair for the corps. He says the decisions made and actions taken each day in the corps — such as helping with testing efforts, conducting Zoom chats with isolated people at nursing homes or sewing masks — prove that students have the ability to transform health outcomes in their communities.
“It’s valuable for students to learn they have the power to facilitate positive change,” Harrell said. “They don’t have to wait until they have an M.D. behind their names to help in a public health crisis.”
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