Service, Advocacy, and Engagement

Underserved Pathway students must complete 24 hours total of community service, community engagement, and/or advocacy related to health or health equity.

Service and community engagement opportunities include clinical events that involve direct patient care, educational events to train students, outreach events that provide health education for patients or communities, support and mentorship of premed students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, healthcare-related fundraising and advocacy events, and more.

The service learning requirement is meant to get students into under-resourced and marginalized communities, engage with them, see firsthand the health challenges faced by vulnerable populations, learn about partnership within these communities and the agencies that serve them, and provide needed service. It also includes the reflection about what you have learned.

Identifying opportunities:

The UP’s list of organizations and opportunities

UWSOM Service Learning opportunities

Please contact if you have trouble finding qualifying activities at any point throughout medical school.

Be sure to track your service hours on your Underserved Pathway Tracker!