Developing leaders in public service and community health

The University of Chicago Medical Center’s Office of Community Affairs is committed to building strong and meaningful relationships with the surrounding community and recognizes that these relationships will help improve health outcomes on the South Side of Chicago. Participating in important neighborhood events is a vital piece of our community affairs practice.

The Pritzker Community Service Fellowship (PCSF) was founded in 2008 by a group of fourth-year medical students who wanted to establish a community of students and faculty dedicated to lifelong service and advocacy in underserved areas and to develop leaders in public service and community health. The goal is to create a supportive network of driven medical students who collaborate closely with each other and with the community to cultivate a culture of empathy, compassion, and altruism within the fellowship and the larger Pritzker community. PCSF works with the Pritzker Societies to organize the quarterly Pritzker Days of Service.

The Summer Service Partnership (SSP) provides an opportunity for rising second-year Pritzker students to work intensively in one of our three partner neighborhoods: South Chicago, Greater Grand Crossing and Woodlawn. Medical students are paired with high school students from New Millennium School of Health in South Chicago, Gary Comer College Prep in Greater Grand Crossing, and the University of Chicago Charter School in Woodlawn. The partnership provides an opportunity to work with one particular community and create a sustainable service project to make an impact in that neighborhood.

Visit our Calendar for a list of upcoming events.