1. Assess the need for potential services in the Chicago community that could benefit from the voluntary assistance of Rush students and faculty.
2. Match these service needs with the students' desire to be part of an active community service experience.
3. Coordinate these activities to the mutal benefit of students, faculty and community.
4. Evaluate the effects of community service experiences on the personal learning and development of the students.
Photo caption: Rush student providing care at the Back-to-School Health Fair.
The programs within the Office of Community Service aspire to serve as a model for academic medical centers where it can be used to train future healthcare personnel in community, social and behavioral medicine.