Community Health Immersion

In the summer of 2014, nine pre-medical students committed 6 weeks to a Christian community health outreach and poverty immersion experience in a low-income community of refugees and immigrants in Nashville.  This past summer was an amazing experience for us, but unfortunately due to recent changes in our staff, we have decided to postpone the program for 2015.  We hope to offer it again in the future & encourage you to visit us again for any future program updates.

To check out summer programs similar to our Community Health Immersion program, we encourage you to check out these opportunities below:


Lawndale Summer Medical Project

The Lawndale Summer Medical Project is a 4-5 week summer program in which 4th year (senior) pre-med/pre-midlevel students and 1st year medical students have the opportunity to work alongside Christian clinicians and help to serve a medically underserved community. The program was developed in 2002 and 2003 in conjunction with the Christian Medical & Dental Association and Christian Community Health Fellowship. Students live and work in the Lawndale community to experience total immersion with the community. LSMP focuses on chronic care patients who do not access routine care and also participate in hosting health screenings at various community health fairs.  For more information, visit


The Summer Medical Institute, Philadelphia (SMI Philadelphia)

SMI Philly is a unique urban healthcare program sponsored by Medical Campus Outreach Philadelphia ( and Esperanza Health Center, a Christian, federally qualified health center located in North Philadelphia ( In this dynamic and intensive immersion program, Christian health profession students learn to address the health needs of the largely underserved, urban community in Hispanic North Philadelphia and integrate their faith in the medical practice. For more information, visit



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