The goal of the Community Outreach Group (C.O.G.) at the University of Louisville School of Medicine is for medical students, in their pre-clinical years, to educate the medically under-served community through targeted health education forums. The program is modeled after a very successful initiative in Baltimore, MD. Small groups of students, during the summer between their first and second years, prepare presentations on various medical issues. During the fall and spring semesters, the students bring these presentations to area schools, churches, and community centers. Presentation sites have included the UofL Main campus, Lincoln Foundation, Potter's House, Neighborhood House, and Portland Presbyterian Church.
Some of the topics students are currently working on include:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Importance of Prenatal Care
Minority Bone Marrow Registration
The Community Outreach Group always welcomes new student participation. If you would like to be involved, have ideas for presentation topics, or know of an organization that might welcome one of our presentations, please contact the directors of the Community Outreach Group.