Student Initiated and Student Led
The Interprofessional Student Volunteer Corps (ISVC) was started in 2020 by medical students in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) track as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has since evolved to include other community needs and other health professions students.
As of Spring 2021, 93 students from PURCH, Westfield State University School of Nursing, Western New England School of Pharmacy, BayPath Physician Assistant Program, Springfield College Physician Assistant School, and UMass Amherst College of Nursing are signed up to for future ISVC opportunities.
What We Do
The ISVC aligns community service requirements of health professional schools towards critical service-learning as a teaching strategy to help address health inequities in under-served communities.
Student-led teams respond to the needs, crises, and emergencies in our region by partnering with community organizations that address health inequities disproportionately affecting our most under-served populations.
Faculty support students in developing longitudinal relationships with community partners by preparing them to engage in the community effectively and responsibly.
- Sarah Perez McAdoo, MD, MPH
Student Leads for each UMass Chan-Baystate PURCH Medical Student class:
- Class of 2022: Deirdre Buckley
- Class of 2023: Calvin Schaffer
- Class of 2024: Gabby Carroll & Omar Taweh
Opportunities and Guidelines for Volunteering in Pioneer Valley