Faculty support is an integral part of the service learning offerings in the Heersink School of Medicine. We are thankful for our partnerships with faculty across the school and welcome interest from other faculty who are considering adding a service-learning component to their course.

Why add a service learning component to your course?

  • Get students excited about the subjects you teach
  • Inspire students to read more on their own
  • Help students understand how your course content applies to real patients, in “real-word” situations
  • Help students learn to translate your course content using language patients can understand
  • Help people in our community who struggle with the medical issues you teach about
  • Students love it!

Resources for Faculty Development

Faculty interested in service learning are invited to join the Heersink School of Medicine Community-Engaged Teaching Roundtable. This faculty group aims to promote the sharing of ideas and fosters collaboration among faculty working in health equity education. If interested in attending a future meeting, email Caroline Harada at charada@uabmc.edu.

UAB’s Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research welcomes applications for their Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship from professors across campus. Past Heersink School of Medicine Faculty Fellows include Anne Zinski, PhD (2014-15) and Caroline Harada, MD (2016-17).