UT Southwestern Medical Center students have traditionally shown a deep interest in community service. Getting involved is easy—we offer volunteer opportunities in a variety of sizes and venues. Here are just some of the ways our students get involved in the community:
The Monday Clinic
A free weekly clinic for adult patients operated by volunteer medical students from UT Southwestern under the supervision of UT Southwestern physicians, as well as the Dallas community. A great interactive learning environment for students. Learn more
United to Serve Health and Fun Fair
A UT system-wide day of service that takes place in April each year. The day’s activities include health screenings, presentations about how the body works, game and prizes for the kids, and much more. Learn more
Every spring the Pediatric Interest Group teams with local leaders and nurses to provide free immunizations and general health screenings at a Dallas-area elementary school.
First- and second-year medical students provide information on sexually transmitted diseases to students in Dallas middle schools in order to help stop the spread of STDs and give adolescents the information they need to protect themselves.
Science Mentoring and Tutoring
UT Southwestern students help middle and elementary school students unravel the mysteries of science at two nearby schools.
Community Action Research Track (CART)
Associated with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the for-credit CART program offers medical students opportunities to promote healthier behaviors, address key health issues within communities, and engage in service-learning activities with underserved populations. Learn more