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Community Service

South Georgia Farmworker Health Project        Migrant Healthcare in the field       Caring for Migrant worker families

The Department faculty and trainees participate in a variety of community service projects such as health fairs and Run/Walks for a cause.   

The South Georgia Farmworker Health Project

SGFHP takes place each June for one week each in Bainbridge and Valdosta, GA.  These communities are home to the largest migrant farmworker populations in Georgia.  The vast majority of patients (75-80%) have not seen a healthcare provider in the past year and many have never received healthcare. Most are Latino, primarily from Mexico, but also come from Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Citizenship is not a barrier to care.

For more information about this project click here. 

The Good Samaritan Health Clinic Project

This clinic, established in 1999, serves and urban multicultural indigent population, many of whom are immigrants and refugees. Saturday clinic sessions are run by Medical and PA student leaders and staffed by a variety of volunteers, including interpreters and students, who see patients under the supervision of Department Physician and PA faculty. For more information about this program, click here. View a photo of the Good Samaritan Health Center Saturday clinic project

Habitat for Humanity Annual Project

Each year, PA students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in need.  For more information about this program, click here. 

The Emory PA Program 5K Fun Run

Each year the first year PA student class plans and conducts a 5 K Fun Run with support of faculty, senior PA students, and alumni to raise funds for a variety of organizations that are close to their hearts. For more information click here. 

Global Medical Mission opportunities

Dr. Oguchi Nwosu is the FM lead for the Emory Global Health Residency Scholars Program. Residents can apply for this program, which is a year-long curriculum including a one month clinical rotation in Ethiopia for the resident (faculty lead from department is on-site in Ethiopia for first week). Family Medicine is a new specialty in Ethiopia, so residents are involved in developing and refining curriculum, clinical practice, faculty development, scholarship, quality improvement, and patient care. Read more about the Emory Global Health Residency Scholars Program here (http://www.med.emory.edu/gme/housestaff/current_house_staff_hso/Global_Health_Scholars.html). FM residents might also participate in other global health opportunities, including the Emory Medishare program in Haiti: www.emorymedishare.org.  

 Some of our current faculty have participated in other global health programs. Dr. Michael Ly worked at Santa Clotilde, Peru for 6 months prior to joining the faculty at Emory and plans to return annually taking students or residents with him. You can find more information about Santa Clotilde here (http://globalhealth.med.ubc.ca/service/partnerships/peru-st-clotilde-pango-project/ and here (http://doctorsinperu.blogspot.com/). Dr. Kim Le travels to Ecuador annually with Project HEAL (http://theprojectheal.org/).

Residents may be eligible to participate in other Emory global health programs as well. Please contact: Oguchi Nwosu MD (oonwosu@emory.edu).