On Saturday, Feb. 20, 240 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) students, faculty, colleagues, and significant others participated in Community Action Day in St. Maarten—an AUC tradition that takes place every semester. During Community Action Day, everyone bands together to support communities and citizens around St. Maarten, which is the home for AUC's Medical Sciences campus. Community Action Day typically includes events that focus on health, education, animal welfare, and environmental awareness.

In total, AUC contributed 835 service hours to this important event. Thirteen community organizations participated. AUC students and colleagues visited area churches, schools, the St. Maarten Zoo, and more. Here are a few highlights:

  • AUC's Latino Medical Students Association joined AUC colleagues at the St. Martin of Tours Parish church in Phillipsburg to provide health screenings for 50 people. 

  • AUC colleagues and volunteers participated in multiple activities focused on health food, recycling, and gardening at the Tzu Chi Foundation (International Buddhist Compassionate Relief Organization).

  • Students from the South Asian Medical Students Association (SAMSA) worked with sixth graders at Asha Stevens Hillside Christian School to prepare for the national common entrance exams in April. They led small groups in exercises/problems in math, science, and social studies.

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Posted March 03, 2016 12:48 PM

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