The Charles Drew Pre-Health Society is the University of Rochester's undergraduate pre-professional organization dedicated to assisting students interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field.
Update from the Community Chairperson, Mara, on Spring 2011
Welcome back CDrew members!
I would like to let you all know about our community service opportunities for this semester:
Refugee tutoring takes place every Thursday evening from 4:40-6:15pm. The refugees are from countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Turkey, etc. and range in age from 5 years to senior citizens. We spend about an hour or so helping them with their English communication skills. In order to get to refugee tutoring we use the CSN van. The van only holds seven people, including myself, so I can only have 6 people or less per week.
Intervol is an organization that collects donated medical supplies and sends them to countries/areas in need. We as undergraduates participate by sorting out the medical supplies that are donated by hospitals. Intervol will be taking place at the medical center this semester twice a week. There will be one group on Wednesdays from 12-1pm. There will also be another group on Fridays around the same time or a little later.
Foodlink is an organization in Rochester that collects donated food items for needy families throughout the Rochester area. We will be going to their warehouse in Rochester to help sort out some of the donated food that comes in. The date for this even will be Saturday, February 5th from 9am until noon.
If you are interested in/able to participate in any of these events please let me know. Also, please let me know if you have any questions and/or would like more information about these events or community service in general.
If you plan on participating in Refugee Tutoring and/or Intervol this week, please let me know before this Tuesday!
Operations Study Break: Thursday, December 9th 7-9PM in Hirst Lounge
Relax and practice your surgery skills during a fun study break. There will be a silent auction for 1 Kaplan and 1 Princeton Review course. Come bid, and win.
Volunteer Opportunity: "My name is Karin Cole, and I am the volunteer coordinator for the Palliative Care Program at the University. I got your information from Juliet Wu, a university student who is currently volunteering with our program. On our unit, 4-1200, we have a family tea Monday through Friday at 3:30 PM. It is a time for family members of critically ill patients to gather in the family area who may want to connect to each other, a volunteer, or just to get a break. I am looking for volunteers who are willing to host this.
The position reqiures someone to set up tea and cookies and invite family members out if they would like. It takes about one hr. Right now we have someone on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are looking for some other people who might be able to fill in the other three days. Is this something that might be of interest to your organization? If so, I would love to establish a long term connection."
If this sounds like something you would be interested in for next semester, you can e-mail Karen at: Karin_Cole@urmc.rochester.edu
Thank you for a great semester, and good luck on