Medical students remain a reliable fixture at downtown Albany community health event
A long-running community health event to support medically underserved populations in Albany returned this past weekend. And in keeping with tradition, medical students at Albany Medical College were very recognizable.
More than 60 medical students from the Family Medicine Interest Group (GIMF) volunteered from September 10 to 19e Annual Community Block Party at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and S. Swan Street in Albany. Joined by faculty, staff and nursing students, students focused on topics such as oral health, smoking prevention and cessation, early childhood literacy, first care/CPR and exercise. Medical students also helped serve free lunches and distribute backpacks filled with essential school supplies.
The health fair is held annually in conjunction with the CDPHP health district and the local church, New Jerusalem Home of the Saved.
Theresa M. Weinman, Academic Coordinator, Department of Family and Community Medicine, said, “For more than a decade, our medical students have looked forward to participating in this wonderful event to promote a sense of community and provide easy access medically underserved adults. , children and families,” Weinman said. “Thanks to our corporate partners Citizen’s Bank and MVP Health Care and their continued support of the program, we are able to make Project Medscope a trusted and reliable community health resource.”