On any given day, nearly 1,000 medical students and physicians-in-training are caring for patients at the Medical Center and within the University of Chicago community. Whether it’s volunteering in student-run free clinics, working on community service projects with organizations across the South Side of Chicago, or teaching local school children about the dangers of drugs, the University of Chicago's medical students and residents are passionate about improving the health of the local community.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine's Community Health Scholars Track encourages young doctors to focus on primary care and community health. Community-based education programs provide training in community health centers and health education to members of the community. Through the Summer Service Partnership, medical students are matched with public high school students to work on community health service projects.