Civic Engagement | Community Service | Service-Learning
Honors in Community Service
The only program of its kind in the country, Honors in Community Service promotes civic engagement by selecting second-year medical students in high academic standing based on an interest in community service, faculty recommendations and academic performance.
Selected students perform a specified number of community service hours each year, identify a service project relating to their professional interest, develop personal and community learning objectives, identify a faculty advisor and a community site to conduct their community service project and develop and present their scholarly project before faculty and peers.
Honors track students are recognized on Class Day and receive honors recognition at graduation.
Class of 2011
Jessica G. Shantha
Project Title: “HIV/AIDS Awareness Intervention for High School Students”
Zahidee "Saidie" Rodriguez
Project Title: “Heart to Heart: A Teen Pregnancy, STD and HIV Prevention Program”
Class of 2009
Project Title: “Co-occurrence of Depression and Addiction: An Analysis of Prevalence and Strategies to Target Such Populations”.
Project Title: “Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates at a Grady Neighborhood Health Center (East Point)”
Stacey Michelle Cobb
Project Title: “An after-school program based nutrition and physical activity intervention in a Latino community”
Class of 2010
Project Title: “Life Skills Based Intervention for the Prevention of Youth Violence in an After-School Setting: A Pilot Study”
Class of 2008
Project Title: “Effectiveness of a Coping Skills Workshop in Diminishing Negative Outcomes from Hallucinations in Adults with Mental Illness”
Class of 2007
Kimberly Cauley, MD
Project Title: “High Self-Esteem as a Protective Factor against Engagement in Risky Behavior among Adolescent Females in an Atlanta Teen Clinic”
Class of 2004
Angela Highbaugh- Battle
Project Title: “When Paradigms Do Not Fit the Facts: A Study of Whether or Not Race and Sex will Affect How Participants Define What It Means to be in Medical School”
LaToya Bonita Stephens
Project Title: “Knowledge of STDs among Third-Year Medical Students: The Effect of Didactic and Clinical Experience”