School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies - Program

Community Engagement

Service Learning

Community Engagement at UPAP is a structured learning experience that combines community service with preparation and reflection. The focus is on critical, reflective thinking, civic responsibility, and commitment to the community. The following programs are specific service learning opportunities for our students:

Community Engagement Objectives

Service Learning

For the Program

  • Genuine, active, sustained organizational commitment
  • Ensure time commitment for service is flexible, appropriate learning with the best interest of all involved
  • Training, supervision, monitoring, recognition, and evaluation to meet both service and learning goals
  • To support budget, equipment, scheduled release time, faculty commitment

For Students:

  • Expose PA students to underserved, diverse, and/or cultural aspects of a different communities
  • Encourage student awareness of the interdependence of health and social issues
  • Increase awareness of resources available to underserved and diverse populations
  • Foster professionalism by encouraging reflection on ethics, values, and diverse views