Wildcat Night at Verde Park 🐾 🌳

Program Overview

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix has partnered 
with the City of Phoenix to provide a positive and enriching environment 
for underserved children to stay active and healthy by creating Wildcat 
Night at Verde Park. Every month, UACOM-P medical students engage 
with local children on healthy and educational topics, in order to foster rapport and positive attitudes between our medical students and the community. Our goal is to motivate and inspire the youth to pursue healthy lifestyles and higher education. Additionally, we hope to promote medical students' understanding of the daily challenges and struggles facing 
children of various underserved backgrounds. This is an opportunity to 
advance medical students' cultural awareness and communication skills 
through interaction with and teaching underserved youth.

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Volunteer Information 

Students will have the opportunity to engage in fun lesson plans with underserved children at Verde Park for one hour. The program begins at 6PM and ends at 7PM but please plan on being 15 minutes early for set up and hanging out for 15 minutes after the program has ended to clean up. This week's lesson will be led by Vidhi and is on the nervous system and the fascinating condition, phantom limbs. Please feel free to contact either Vidhi or Janell if you have any questions or would like to preview the lesson plans.

Location: 916 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006 
CHIP Credit: Students will receive 2 hours per session.
What to Wear: UACOM-P shirt, jeans, and your UACOM-P badge.

Currently, our schedule operates on the second Thursday of every month. Please refer to the monthly SignUpGenius link provided by the CHIP Service Learning Student Leader, Stephanie Christensen, for dates and upcoming lesson plans. 

AY 2019 Program Leadership

Janell Tully 
Contact: JanellTully@email.arizona.edu 
Hello! My name is Janell and I am a current MS2 at UACOM-P. I am a Phoenix native and graduated from Arizona State in 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Medical Microbiology. Being the co-leader of Wildcat Night at Verde Park has been one of my favorite experiences of medical school thus far. I love working with kids from diverse backgrounds and developing fun lesson plans. However, my favorite part is that the kids are incredibly smart and that their questions challenge me to find new ways to learn and connect. 

Vidhi Bhargava 
Contact: VBhargava@email.arizona.edu