Volunteer and Service Events

AOA Sports Physicals

  • Led by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Work with local middle and high schools to provide sports physicals prior to fall and spring sports seasons
  • Open to all medical and allied health students
  • Contact: utswaoa@gmail.com

Clinic Opportunities

Agape Dermatology Clinic

  • Student-run free dermatology clinic at the Agape Clinic in east Dallas. Students take dermatological histories, examine lesions, and present their findings to a dermatologist.
  • Every Saturday: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (two openings each Saturday)
  • To receive monthly sign-up email contact: leigh.logsdon@utsouthwestern.edu or dennerd.ovando@utsouthwestern.edu

American Medical Student Association Primary Care Clinic (PCC) of North Texas 

  • This free clinic is run in a more private practice-style setting
  • Medical students can shadow physicians and work independently to gain a hands-on approach to patient care
  • Training session required before volunteering
  • Sign-up begins in early September 
  • Look for email updates with more details
  • Contact: sravya.ennamuri@utsouthwestern.edu

Texas Medical Association (TMA) Clinics

  • Evening clinics at Union Gospel Mission homeless shelters near campus
  • Clinic at Center of Hope (Women’s homeless shelter)
    • Mondays and Thursdays, 4 to 7:30 p.m.
      4815 Cass St. Dallas, TX 75235
  • Clinic at Calvert Place (Men’s Homeless shelter)
    • Tuesdays, 5–8:30 p.m.
      3211 Irving Blvd. Dallas, TX 75247

South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA)

TIPS (Mandir) Free Clinic: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

  • Free clinic hosted by TIPS (TX Indian Physicians Society) at DFW Temple
  • Medical students can shadow physicians, do history and physical exams, and see up to 12 patients per clinic session
  • Volunteer training session available
  • Sign up online
  • Contact: sravya.ennamuri@utsouthwestern.edu

The Monday Clinic

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DFW Hepatitis B Free Project

Mission: To increase hepatitis B virus (HBV) awareness, reduce the prevalence of undiagnosed chronic HBV infection and susceptibility, and provide protection from HBV among Asian/Pacific Islanders, LGBT, Eritrean, and other high-risk groups in the DFW metroplex through:

Emergency Medical Student Association (EMSA)

FIT for Health

  • Students guide families through various lessons in nutrition and exercise, and physical activities at the Irving YMCA
  • The program runs in the fall, spring, and summer
  • Spanish and English speakers needed. Spanish speakers can play a special role by helping to translate the curriculum and getting involved behind the scenes to make the program a success. 
  • Sign up at Fitforhealth.org/volunteer or Mysignup.com/fitforhealth
  • Contact: samantha.sirignano@utsouthwestern.edu
    Class dates: Monday and Wednesday nights
  •  9/25 – 12/4
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Irving Family YMCA

Future Residents of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FROGS)

The Future Residents of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FROGs) is an organization designed to bring together medical students interested in OB/GYN with residents and faculty through mentorship, education, and service. 

  • Service opportunities: Ice cream socials with the Ronald McDonald House, Dress for Success clothing drive, a diaper drive for the Ronald McDonald House, and a book drive for a local elementary school, where you have an opportunity to read to the kids. 
  • Contact: fiona.nicholson@utsouthwestern.edu
  • Website/Facebook

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Geriatric Interest Group (GIG)

  • GIG focuses on the health issues facing the elderly population. During meetings we have case presentations and practice different medical assessments and skills.
  • Monthly visits to Sunrise Nursing Home to interact with the elderly
  • Contact: ashli.lawson@utsouthwestern.edu

Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program

  • Targets minority and underrepresented high school students from DISD
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center students mentor high school students in small groups
  • Goal is to help high school students to understand the level of commitment needed to pursue a future in science and medicine.
  • Contact: danielle.meals@utsouthwestern.edu

Holiday in the Park – Texas Medical Association (TMA)

Volunteers are needed for an annual carnival and toy give-away put on for the Maple Ave area children. Some volunteers serve as Santa’s helpers to pass out holiday gifts; others help set up and manage booths designed to entertain the children at the carnival.

Immunization Initiative

  • Vacation Vaccination – a free back-to-school immunization fair at North Dallas Shared Ministries.
  • Become a certified vaccine administrator at NDSM (May)
  • Leadership opportunities with Vacation Vaccination 2013
  • Contact: stephanie.kim@utsouthwestern.edu

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Leaders in the Fight for Every Life (LIFE)

  • Partner with White Rose Women’s Center and Birth Choice of Dallas – volunteers help with sorting donated supplies for mothers and babies as well as cleaning and organizing the center
  • Future service events: nursing home visits, serving soup at a soup kitchen for the homeless, volunteering at schools for special-needs children
  • Contact: sally.dierschke@utsouthwestern.edu, andrew.avery@utsouthwestern.edu  

MedShare

No One Dies Alone (NODA)

Pediatric Interest Group

  • Halloween Renal Party and the Hospital Carnival at Children’s Medical Center
  • Fun Run at a local elementary school (February)
  • Monthly playdates at Children’s
  • Ice cream socials at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Contact: zehra.farzal@utsouthwestern.edu

Project REMEDY

  • Collect open but unused medical equipment from William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, and Parkland Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Sort and inventory materials that will be made available to students and faculty traveling abroad for medical mission trips
  • Open to all medical and allied health students
  • Contact: REMEDYutsw@gmail.com

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SEAMS (Students Educating Adult Minority Societies) – Health for Life

  • Health for Life is designed for populations that fall through the cracks – older, lower socioeconomic, ethnic populations
  • SEAMS in a new organization looking to specifically target this population
  • Volunteers would go out into the community to teach basic health and nutrition to groups that stand to gain the most from it
  • We are looking for dedicated volunteers wanting to make a grassroots impact on health and nutrition in the community.
  • Officer positions available
  • Contact: sravya.ennamuri@utsouthwestern.edu

Seldin Society for Internal Medicine Health Education and Mentoring for refugee students 

  • Volunteer with Seldin Society for Internal Medicine (SSIM)’s health education and mentoring program for high-school-age refugees from around the world.
  •  Work with refugee students attending Conrad High School. We serve as mentors and provide basic health education to improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities.   
  • Contact: sravya.ennamuri@utsouthwestern.edu

St. Basil Society

  • PB&J sandwiches for the homeless
  • Harvey's Kids (babysitting special-needs kids)
  • Habitat for Humanity – ReStore event in October
  • Catholic Charities
  • Missionaries of Charity – great opportunities for MS1’s!!
  • Website
  • Contact: maria.bacalao@utsouthwestern.edu

STD Lectures

  • Pairs of UT Southwestern students visit Dallas middle and high schools to provide teens with scripted information on STDs and answer questions after
  • How to participate: orientation session (TBD)
  • After orientation, you will be put into the lecture group pool. As requests come in from school, the group will be informed, and if you available – volunteer to give the talk
  • Contact: thomas.triplett@utsouthwestern.edu

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Spring Break Trips (March 2013)

Ede Jodi – Haiti Service Trip

A team of five UTSW physicians and 15 medical students will provide medical services in Pont Sonde, Haiti, during Spring Break 2013. On the 2012 trip, Ede Jodi was able to help treat nearly 1,000 patients, run women's health educational workshops, distribute mosquito nets to the community, provide fluoride treatment for children, and begin a hypertension study.

Galápagos ICE

We are the UTSW chapter of Galapagos ICE, a 501(c)(3) international charity focused on education, health, and conservation based in Puerto Ayora in the Galapagos Islands.

Medical Brigades (formally known as CASA)

UTSW Chapter of Medical Brigades, formerly known as CASA, is excited to begin service at a new location in Honduras this spring break along with a team of 15 students and three UTSW physicians.

  • During our week long trip with Global Brigades, we will provide medical services to rural communities, giving students the opportunity to do a full H&P, present to attending physicians, and practice/learn medical Spanish.
  • In the past, we have also incorporated health education classes and fluoride varnishes for children. Spanish fluency is not a required for the trip.
  • There will be plenty of opportunities for leadership and development. Look out for an email from us soon!
  • Contact: jesse.banales@utsouthwestern.edu, michelle.nguyen@utsouthwestern, ashley.stone@utsouthwestern.edu   

Refuge Guatemala

A team of UTSW physicians and medical students will travel to a rural hospital in Chocola, Guatemala, to provide medical care to the local needy population. The trip will provide the unique opportunity to receive experience in both surgery and clinical settings, practice your Spanish, and be exposed to the rich Guatemalan culture. 

SCF Mission Trip

Medical mission trip to El Paso, Texas, over Spring Break 2013

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to work with patients, meet a great group of doctors, and practice your Spanish
  • Everyone is welcome regardless of religious background
  • Look for an email about an information session in the upcoming months

United to Serve – UT Southwestern Service Project

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