The BMS department works closely with the Citizenship and Service Learning (CASL) office to get hundreds of MSU students involved with the community. Students can choose from a wide range of placement sites to both experience science in action and also provide a service to our community partners. For example, past students have participated with local sites such as the Tooth Truck (traveling dental care), the MSU Vision Clinic (elementary school vision diagnostics), The Discovery Center, and Jordan Valley Health Center. Students are encouraged to pick a community partner they are curious about or that may have a potential connection to their prospective career paths. The opportunity to learn alongside practicing professionals while giving back to the community and experiencing the pillars of public affairs first hand is a unique and rewarding experience for all involved.
We are excited to continue to offer these programs and continue to support active community partners who are promoting aspects of science, health, and health services with the help of the students of the BMS department.
To learn more, visit the CASL website or check out the catalog entry for Service Learning in the Biomedical Sciences.