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Community Service

Service is an opportunity to learn, to perfect one’s skills, and to help make a positive difference for families and individuals.

All SHS students are required to complete at least 25 hours of community service, though most choose to do more, and many of our faculty volunteer and engage in community service projects.

Why Serve?

Health care professionals, in New York and beyond, must understand patients’ social, economic, and cultural priorities to provide them with respectful and effective care.

We want our graduates to begin their professional careers with the confidence and competence to address the unique challenges that face every different community.

Through participating in local events—such as blood drives, health fairs, and relief efforts—and traveling abroad to assist areas in need, our students develop the cultural fluency and sensitivity that defines great health care providers as well as responsible citizens.

Community service in action