Child Health Advocacy Program (CHAP)
*This is a summer independent-study research project. The program’s goal is to create a diverse set of opportunities for students to engage in Pediatric advocacy, research, projects, and policy development.
Advisor: Dr. Colin Sox, Colin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Natalie Mulkey, email@example.com
The purpose of the Child Health and Advocacy Project is to provide summer service-learning opportunities for first-year medical students interested in pediatrics and urban advocacy. Students participating in the Child Health Advocacy Project develop a project with their mentor, track outcomes which will be presented to the whole group in the Fall Symposium, design a plan for sustainability, attend summer workshop speaker sessions, and reflect on their experience via faculty and intern check in meetings.
- Advocate for their pediatric patients
- Develop a better understanding of the unique issues that patients in the Boston Medical Center community and affiliated health centers encounter daily.
- Learn to communicate with children and their families about the social determinants of health