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MedPACt (Medical Students Providing Across Continents) is an organization dedicated to providing education and mentoring for students to become actively engaged within communities of need both locally and abroad, and to promote awareness and participation in improving the health-related needs of people throughout the world.

The goals of MedPACt are to:

Ways to get involved:

Spanish Lunch Hour

Mondays 12-1 PM

Join us for some free food and improve your Spanish with speaker seminars, practice with your fellow classmates, clinical skill encounters and even a mentor/mentee program with UCF Undergrads. All levels are welcome!

Angela Sterling is the contact person for the Spanish Lunch Hour.  Feel free to email her at asterling@knights.ucf.edu for dates and locations for the next SLH.

Global Health Conference

MedPACt’s Global Health Conference is an annual medical student run conference geared towards health professionals like medical students, nursing students, pharmacy students, and anyone who is interested in the topic of global health.  Topics of previous years have included tropical diseases, maternal and child health, refugee health, and disaster relief.

Service

We now have opportunities for local service in Apopka! In July 2016, we established a local presence in collaboration with the Farmworker Association of Florida to provide health clinics to those without health insurance. Over two evenings, we helped 188 patients, providing services from a range of specialties including internal medicine, pediatric, ophthalmology, nephrology, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, and physical therapy. Our volunteers were inclusive of faculty and students from various disciplines, including nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational health, social work, and a chaplain. Our next clinic is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the Farmworker Association of Florida in Apopka.

Development and Research

Help promote sustainable and ethical global health initiatives through implementation of additional MedPACt projects such as:

Electronic Health Record

AMSA/IFMSA Research Exchange