Multicultural service learning experiences are available to students during the winter session at various sites throughout the United States and locally. To apply for a service learning experience during the upcoming winter session, enroll for NSG 437.
The RAM program is a longstanding volunteer opportunity where health care professionals come together and work in a mobile clinic setting. The RAM organization sets up mobile medical centers at fairgrounds, schools and arenas in order to provide the underserved in impoverished areas in the United States with general medical, dental, vision and preventive care and education. This experience is only available to senior nursing students.
Experience is coordinated with the UB Dental School, which has a longstanding commitment to this organization.
Students are responsible for their expenses. Costs will include
transportation and lodging with some meals provided. One
independent study credit is required that will allow UB School of
Nursing to provide insurance and supervision. You may be able to
use financial aid to assist in covering your expenses; please see
your financial aid advisor for assistance.
Hotel lists will be provided. Some hotels provide discounted lodging. Generally students will be expected to share four to reduce costs. Volunteers will be notified of hotel options after registration.
Students are responsible for their own transportation, and should plan together how they will travel. SON will help to coordinate travel with the Dental School.
After returning from the trip, you will receive $250 in your UB student account to help reimburse some of the expenses.
To apply, submit your updated resume to Jana L. Blaha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFTER you have registered with our office, you will register as a volunteer on the Remote Area Medical USA website.
The Rural Health Initiative Program (RHIP) provides health
professions students the opportunity to immerse themselves for five
days in a rural community, learning about the healthcare delivery
system and the comprehensive context within which it exists.
Students have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the
operations of a critical access hospital and other health care
organizations. Students will:
Costs: Students are expected to cover transportation, housing and any meals not provided by the program, but the community may assist with expenses to reduce the costs.
More information regarding dates and locations will be posted as it becomes available.
Rural hospitals: Graduate and undergraduate student experiences in Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y., or other rural hospitals may be facilitated through the Western New York (WNY) Rural Area Health Education Center (AHEC) or New York State (NYS) AHEC. Housing is available in some locations. Summer and/or senior immersion experiences may be available.
Migrant health: WNY has several migrant health clinics
with placement opportunities.
Experiences include but are not limited to:
Cynthia Stuhlmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN