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1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The first annual GHHS Service Day on August 1st, 2010 was a huge success!

Forty members of the Class of 2014 selflessly volunteered their time during their busy lives the day before med school orientation. Activities included volunteering at homeless shelters, visiting with elderly patients, and learning important medical skills to teach their classmates.

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Special thanks to all the incoming 1st Years, GHHS members, and Drs. Rakel, Altshuler, and Brainard (and his wife Laine) for dedicating their time and altruism on this memorable day!

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Annual GHHS Service Day

The goal of the program is to expose incoming first-year students to community service opportunities in the Jefferson Community and encourage bonds between individuals with an interest in service and humanism. Forty to fifty first-year students come to Jefferson the day before orientation to participate in various community service opportunities in Philadelphia. Some of the service activities include a class promoting tooth-brushing and hand-washing in children staying at a homeless shelter, a nutrition class for homeless women, providing companionship to geriatric psychiatry patients who are hospitalized, participating in a field-day with at-risk youth, and serving a meal at a homeless shelter.

We look forward to hosting more events to promote the development of humanism in medicine in the future!

Committee Members, 2011-2012 Academic Year

  • Bridget Peterson
  • Patrick Doggett
  • Brian Lee
  • Madalyn Peters
  • Emily Sutton