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UC medical students to host 'Committed to Community' virtual...

July 22, 2020

Maura Kopchak was one of 22 medical students at UC placed at 21 sites across the Tristate as part of the Urban Health Project. Some of her colleagues also worked with troubled youth, assisted blind or visually impaired individuals or aided immigrants in the region. Two medical students, Maddy VandenBrink and Eunice Agyapong, served as co-directors of the Urban Health Project. The organization will host a virtual presentation, 2020 Committed to Community on Tuesday, July 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. Robert Neel, MD, associate professor of neurology and director of the Neurology Residency Program in the UC College of Medicine, will offer a keynote address. Neel is also director of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic at UC Health.

Third-year medical students return to clinical activities June 1

June 1, 2020

At the University of Cincinnati, third-year medical students returned to their clinical rotations June 1. All medical students were pulled from their clinical activities March 17 to ensure their safety and to save personal protective equipment (PPE) that was in short supply as the pandemic spread. While the fourth-year students graduated on May 23, third-year students have spent the last 11 weeks replacing their clinical time with other learning activities, such as small group discussions with clinicians, online cases and self-directed learning.

Laptops help schoolchildren learn and stay connected in midst of...

April 19, 2020

On Friday, April 17, UC Med Mentors will give away 20 laptops to a group of school children between noon and 2 p.m. Parents and youth will pick up their laptops in Kresge Circle adjacent to the UC College of Medicine. It replaces a special annual ceremony the college normally holds but has been canceled due to COVID-19. UC Med Mentors is a volunteer mentorship program in the College of Medicine that connects more than 200 medical students with more than 100 school-age children. Med student Nathan Lawera is co-president of the organization with fellow medical student Maura Kopchak.

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