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SW Students Present Poster

SW Students Present Poster

BRIDGE (Building Relationships and Initiatives Dedicated to Gaining Equality) Healthcare Clinic Social Work Faculty Advisor Dr. Chris Simmons along with current social work students Joheisly Espinal, Gillian Penn, Meredith Phipps, and Marylyam Melgar presented a poster at this year's Society of Student-Run Free Clinics annual conference in Anaheim, California. They presented on the benefits of the service-learning connection between a social work undergraduate course and the training students experienced by volunteering at the USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic. The service-learning aspect of this course provided students with an authentic connection of theory to practice and increased their understanding and insight by participating on a multidisciplinary team with students from medicine, public health, physical therapy and pharmacy.