First-year students at Baylor start their medical school journey with a weeklong orientation where they learn about the College, the curriculum and each other. They end orientation with Community Service Day, offering a glimpse of the needs of the community and the opportunities to help.
This year marked the fourth annual Community Service Day. Groups of first-year students were divided among several service sites across Houston and paired with second-year student leaders. They participated in a variety of service activities at local health organizations, including the Houston Health Department, Harris Health, Bo’s Place, the Children’s Assessment Center and the Covenant House, as well as at Houston Arboretum, Last Organic Outpost and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership.
“It was a fun experience and a great event for new students to bond with their classmates and be exposed to the many service opportunities available in Houston,” said Angela Song, a medical student involved in the event.