• Service learning offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the very complex causes of societal problems and their impact on individual/community health and patient care.
  • Students have to complete at least 4 hrs. of service learning activities yearly.
  • Students have to complete a reflection of the service learning activity experience.

Service Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the relevance of academic work to real-world experiences;
  • Emphasize themes of diversity and socio-economic issues as they relate to health care delivery and disparity
  • Provide a means for applying principles of professionalism as well as empathic and ethical care;
  • Expose students to potential career options
  • Critically reflect on one’s service learning experience in relationship to their education, professional and personal lives, and future practice.


  Prof. Grisel Burgos Barreto
Community Liaison Officer
(787)743-3038 Ext. 261
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