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 July - August 2011 USF Health Service Corps Photo Gallery

This website  provides photos of our students engaged in a number of our USF Health Service  Corps events between July –August of 2011.  (Note - you can see photos from the earlier part of the summer semester, at the bottom of this website January - June Photos

 In looking through these photos, you will notice the interdisciplinary nature of these events, with students  learning and serving together (and having  fun, too!)  in a  wide variety of  service projects.  

If you are a USF Health student and would like to participate in service activities, you can go to this website http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/hscevents.htm or our calendar at http://my.calendars.net/servicecorps  to find out about great service events for the current semester!  


And now, please enjoy the photo gallery!


Teaching & Mentoring Events



This summer, our Service Corps volunteers participated in a number of on-campus  teaching events in which we were able to introduce secondary school students to health careers ! 


 On July 11th and 18th, our USF Health students shared their own academic and professional experiences with rising 10th and 11th graders attending the summer GAP II residential programs at USF.  We organized interdisciplinary panel discussions featuring our students from the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Public Health and the clinical and non-clinical programs in the College of Medicine.



See also http://academicprograms.mysdhc.org/USF%20Gap%20II/documents/GAP%20II%20Brochure.pdf  for information about the GAP II college success program.



 On July 21st, youth participating in the Brain Expansions Scholastic Training (B.E.S.T.) 

 Program were able to learn about  medicine, global public health, environmental public health, and occupational health and safety from an interdisciplinary team of USF Health students during an interdisciplinary panel discussion, presentations, lab tours and our 'Public Health is Your Health' Game!













See complete photo album at:  BEST Program Summer 2011 .




On July 26th, a group of energetic youth  participating in the YMCA summer teen youth camp  visited our COPH and learned about health careers during interdisciplinary panel discussions, our 'Public Health is your Health' game, and lab tours  !




See complete photo album at: YMCA teen camp.


Fun Health-Related Service Events for Kids !



So who had more fun at the  Shriner’s Camp Care A Lot Carnival ? The  Shriner's campers or our Service Corps volunteers ?  It is hard to tell!  






See complete photo album at: Camp Care A Lot 2011.




Once again this summer, our USF Health Service Corps volunteers

were a great asset to St. Josephs Children's Hospital Child Advocacy and Safe Kids Tampa at the All About Kids Back to School Bash at Tampa Convention Center. As you can see below, our volunteers had a great time teaching kids and their parents about bike and pedestrian safety !







See complete photo album at:  Back to School Bash 2011 


 Health Fairs


Our USF Health students also contributed significantly to a number of back to school health fairs and sports physicals for  children who otherwise  might not  have been able to gain access to these important medical and social services. These events were coordinated with our community partners with USF Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the  Hillsborough County Back to School Coalition.  Pictured below are photos of our medical and nursing students participating in the screening portion of the Back to School health fair in Ruskin....




 and students in the non-clinical graduate programs in Public Health and Medical Sciences teaching kids and their parents what they can do to stay healthy and safe during the upcoming school year!




See complete photo album at:  Back to School Health Fair .



And finally, do you have some suggestions for new service projects?  Then feel free to contact the Service Corps Coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, at ekent@health.usf.edu or  813-974-6622  and she will be happy to work with you !


Also, for a listing of the USF Health Service Corps Accomplishments, feel free to check out the annual reports websites at http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/Annual+Reports.htm ! ______________________________________________________________________________ 

 Photos by Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH