Wildcat Night at Verde Park 🐾 🌳

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

AY 2020 Program Leadership

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.

Affiliated Websites


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.

Briana Corkill

Contact: Bcorkill@email.arizona.edu


Hello! My name is Briana and I am a current MS1 at UACOM-P. I am a Tucson native and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Biology. Being the 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.