Due to the ongoing crisis involving COVID-19, the Society of Pre-Health Professionals’ Social Justice in Health and Healthcare service-learning trip to Washington, DC, during spring break was relocated to Buffalo and ultimately online.
Students (above) met virtually with a representative from the National Coalition for the Homeless. He shared how his health and healthcare issues contributed to his becoming homeless, how he moved out of homelessness, and how he currently manages his health.
Then our young alumni (2nd and 3rd year medical students) who have been helping to run UB HEALS, a local street medicine program at the Jacobs School of Medicine, shared their experiences with students, in bringing medicine to individuals here in Buffalo who are living with homelessness and how their Jesuit education influenced their involvement with UB HEALS.
Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, director, George Schreiner Pre-Medical Center