The Davison Council service committee, led by the VP of Service, promotes service opportunities in the medical school, at Duke, and in the Durham community. In addition, the service committee provides student organizations with financial support for ongoing service events. Twice a year, the service committee organizes Duke in Durham Day, a day for graduate students across Duke to perform several hours of service at multiple sites. The service committee also runs the application process for the Chancellor’s Service Fellowship, a one-year multidisciplinary, mentored fellowship open to any Duke health professional student(s) that is focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Not to mention, the service committee acts as a liaison for ongoing service opportunities both at Duke and in the surrounding community. Click the links below to find out more about each of these!
Letter from VP of Service
The service-oriented culture of the community here at Duke Med is truly unparalleled, and it has been such a joy to serve as VP of Service over the past few months. Along the way, I’ve met some pretty remarkable members of the DukeMed and Durham communities, developed a deeper gratitude for what it means to serve others, and been inspired by the creative service ideas of my mindful peers. I have no doubt that these experiences will help my peers and I become community-responsive physicians, capable of adequately assessing health needs and resources, displaying intercultural awareness, and addressing socioeconomic determinants of health. I encourage you to explore some of the links on this page and find your own ways to engage with the community and social needs around you.
With much love,
Liz Kobe, MS3
VP of Service 2019-20