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A new community medicine program at Earlham

A new community medicine program at Earlham College will offer students clinical training and hands-on experiences treating chronically ill patients in the local community.

Ryan Williams, Reid Health's trauma program manager and EMS coordinator; Dr. Emily Kraft, Reid's EMS medical director; and Mike Deibel and Peter Blair, co-directors of Earlham's Center for Global Health.

A new community medicine program at Earlham College will offer students clinical training and hands-on experiences treating chronically ill patients in the local community.

Beginning this fall, Earlham students enrolled in pre-health programs can become certified health coaches, working with patients in their homes on weekly rotations to promote wellness. The program is the result of an expanded partnership between Earlham’s Center for Global Health and Reid Health.

"This is a win-win-win for Earlham students, Reid Health, and the Richmond and Wayne County area,” says Peter Blair, co-director of Earlham’s Center for Global Health. “Our students will receive additional training and clinical experience while building relationships with our neighbors. The community will benefit from well-trained and energetic students who will serve and engage with local citizens to improve health outcomes while working to reduce costly hospital visits.”


New campus organization established for underrepresented students pursuing careers in health professions

Kendra Parker and Tyrique RichardsonIn collaboration with Earlham’s Center for Global Health, two students have established a new organization in support of underrepresented students pursuing careers in health professions.

Kendra Parker ’21 and Tyrique Richardson ’21 are president and vice president, respectively, of Earlham’s chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS), a program of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

“This organization is different than other existing clubs on campus that support minority students,” says Richardson, a Biochemistry major from Brooklyn, New York. “This club is geared toward nurturing students’ academic and personal pursuits. We want to mentor students of color in the hopes of increasing the number of minority applicants to medical school and the number of minority physicians serving the region around campus.”


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