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Summer Semester 2012 USF Health Service Corps Photo Gallery 

This website includes photos of  USF students engaged in our USF Health Service Corps events during the Summer Semester 2012.  This website is a 'work in progress', whereby new photos are added as successful Service Corps events are completed throughout the semester. As you view these photos, you will notice the interdisciplinary nature of these events, with students in all of our USF Health academic programs, as well as pre-health professional students, learning, serving and having lots of fun together!

So, if you would like to participate in service activities and make a positive difference in our local community, then  we encourage you to go to this website http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/hscevents.htm to find out about upcoming great events and projects for the current semester!  

And now, please enjoy the photo gallery of  these recent events, which are listed in chronological order.  (Please note - these are just some of the many different meaningful service events and projects offered by the USF Health Service Corps!)  


June 25th - Panel Discussion on Health Careers for High School Students 

Students from the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health shared their academic and professional experiences, as well as their enthusiasm, with rising 10th and 11th graders attending the summer GAP II residential programs at USF.   

See additional photos at GAP Program 


June 27th - Pre-Fourth of July Dessert Party at the Hope Lodge

An enthusiastic group of students from the COPH, COM and the COM graduate school  brought great cheer, conversation, and delicious desserts to our friends at the American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge on the USF campus ! 

See additional photos at  HopeLodge4thofJulyParty


July 12th - Dr. Oz 15 Minute Physicals at Florida Hospital Tampa

On July 12th, more than 50 USF students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences, as well as USF CON and COM clinical faculty and USF COM residents, all pitched in to this amazing community health event !


See additional photos at  DrOz15MinutePhysical and USF Health Communications Story


July 12th - Shriners Camp Care A Lot Carnival 

On the same day, an enthusiastic group of students from the College of Public Health and College of Medicine Graduate School led the carnival for the super kids attending Camp Care A Lot !


See additional photos at CampCareALot2012


  Refugee Youth and Family Program Summer Camp

On July 18th, our COPH graduate and undergraduate students led FUN interactive fitness and nutrition health education activities for super kids from Burma, Africa, Iraq, and Cuba. 

See additional photos at RefugeeProgramPhotos 

and on August 7th, we led an

I Scream You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream Party !


See additional photos at  IScreamYouScreamWeAllScreamForIceCream ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 

July 27th - Fantastic Friday Nite Picnic with Farmworkers Self-Help! 

Students from the COPH and COM contributed to fitness and crafts activities with the  kids from Farmworkers Self-Help (FSH) in Dade City. We were also able to see the new teen center and learn about future opportunities for collaboration between the Service Corps and FSH!  


See additional photos at  FSHSummer2012  


August 4th - Summer Spruce Up Project

We returned to the Miracle Outreach Group Home in East Tampa, and continued our previous successful project which we had initiated in May, see Spruce Up & Story .


See  additional photos at Summer Spruce Up Project ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 

August 11th- Back to School Health Fair at South Shore Community Resource Center  in Ruskin.     

In collaboration with the Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County, our Service Corps volunteers led FUN safety and literacy activities for children in the community health education area while medical and nursing students participated in the Back to School 'checkups'.

See additional photos at  SouthCountyBacktoSchoolFair2012 


August 11th -Summer Safety Fair at Glazer Children’s Museum

What fun! We taught kids about hand washing, safety, nutrition, and staying healthy in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital exhibit area!

See additional photos at Glazermuseum2012 

In fact, some of our volunteers were featured in the Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine! (page 41)


August 11-12: All About Kids Back to School Bash at Florida State Fairgrounds

In collaboration with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center/Safe Kids Tampa, our amazing Service Corps volunteers led the bike/pedestrian safety education stations.


See additional photos at BacktoSchoolBash2012 


Tools for Schools Drive: July - August, 2012

This  was one of our most successful Tools for Schools Drives yet, in terms of the quantity of supplies donated and also student participation !  

These school supplies were distributed to the children who come to the Back to School health fair at the University Area Community Health Center on Saturday, and our USF medical and nursing students participated in this Service Corps health fair.

See additional photos at   ToolsforSchools2012 


September 6th - Bulls Walk and Bike Week at the College of Public Health

Over 25 medical and public health students, as well as other USF  students, staff and community partners, served as enthusiastic volunteers during this important bicycle and pedestrian safety awareness event.


See addtional photos at BullsWalkAndBikeWeekAtTheCOPH


September 15th: Health Fair and Fiesta at Farmworkers Self Help  in Dade City

What a fun and interdisciplinary event !

An enthusiastic group of over 40 students and faculty from the Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and the Graduate School contributed  to the health screenings for adults and interactive educational activities for kids !

See additional photos at FarmworkersSelfHelpHealthFair


Would you like some advice on finding service projects that will meet your interests and your busy schedule ? 

Do you have suggestions for future service projects?    

Then feel free to contact the USF Health Service Corps Coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, at ekent@health.usf.edu or 813-974-6622 and she will be happy to help you!  


Photos and Website by Ellen Kent, MPH , CPH