Community Service in the Spotlight at Service Learning Symposium

Community Service in the Spotlight at Service Learning Symposium

The 10th Annual Service Learning Symposium, held Feb. 11 in the Medical Education Building, featured 10 oral presentations and 16 posters showcasing a wide range of student service activities.  Activities included projects students have initiated and service activities hosted by community organizations.

The symposium, presented by the Department of Medical Education’s Society, Community and the Individual (SCI) course, gives students a valuable opportunity to reflect on learning through service in the community.  Faculty, staff and student judges evaluated student presentations. Participants also had an opportunity to vote for their favorites using the Poll Everywhere (PollEV) online tool

The winning presentations and posters are:

Oral Presentations

Focused/Single-Site Project:

Compadres Therapy – An Innovative Approach to Therapy, Jessica Avila

Multi-faceted/Multi-Site Project:

Delivering Women’s Health Screenings in an Underserved Border Population, Narinta Limtrakul, Jennifer Ma, Hiral Waghela, Miguel Mena, Nikita Lobo, Maureen Francis, Sarah Sepulveda

Participant PollEV:

The Gift of Sight: Year Five Marah Hamdan, Giancarlo Diaz, Akaanksh Shetty, Arnulfo Garza, Nigel Abraham



San Elizario’s Rodeo de Recursos (Resource Rodeo), David Arteche, Grant Pham, Mina Zilaie, Felipe Saenz, Manuel Garza, Maiqui Jimena


JAMP Service Program, Giselle Angermaier and Jordan Carter

Participant PollEV:

Community Outreach Programs Addressing Opioid Safety and Veteran’s Health in El Paso, James Fong, Corey Miller, Maiqui Jimena, Krupa George, John Corbett, Daniel Nguyen, Grant Pham

Best PollEV – Oral or Poster

Oral Presentation: Skin Cancer Prevention Education: A Partnership with the Baptist Clinic Community Outreach Program, Maleka Najmi, Jocelyn Carnicle, Krysta Lin, Timothy Tran, Meena Manivannan

Check out our photo gallery from the 10th Annual Service Learning Symposium: