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:
- Increase awareness of the needs of medically underserved local and global human populations.
- Serve communities and populations by addressing health-related needs and promoting personal well-being through health education in a sustainable, cooperative way.
- Provide mentoring and education to the student community relating to global and local medical needs.
- Develop, improve and promote sustainable relationships, goals, and ideas that seek to actively serve health-related needs.
- Provide an open, collegial, and supportive environment in which students can become culturally enriched.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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