The Community Service Learning (CSL) initiative at Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences & Research stems from the firm belief that the role of physicians extends beyond the clinic and hospital walls and that future physicians benefit enormously from firsthand experience working in the community.
Taking a role within community organizations as collaborators, mentors, and educators, medical students will more fully recognize their social responsibility as physicians. These experiences enable students to learn more about healthcare disparities, gain exposure to a diverse range of patient populations locally and across various cross sections of society, and hone crucial clinical, communication, organization, and teamwork skills that will benefit their future work as physicians. The program develops students’ knowledge, skills and experiences, helping them identify and implement solutions to complex social problems.
The CSL is coordinated by the Department of Community Medicine, and is imparted through the Urban Health Training Center, Sheikpet, Hyderabad, and Rural Health Training Center, Moinabad, K.V Ranga Reddy district, Andhra Pradesh.