FSUCares is a dynamic medical student organization devoted to helping the underserved and underprivileged populations both locally and internationally. Our mission is to provide health services, including medical care, education, and counseling to those people who would not otherwise have access to care while providing an interactive, clinical learning environment for FSU College of Medicine students.
FSUCares 2009-2010 Executive Board officers at the
Medical School GALA hold the Medical School Council
2009-2010 Award for “Student Organization of the Year.”
From the left: William Fields, David Alvarez, Maegan McCarthy,
and Kristina Seeger.
We pride ourselves on local outreach because we realize that there are people who are in desperate need of medical help right in our own backyard! FSUCares has established a partnership with local organizations such as the Leon County Health Department, Neighborhood Health Services, the Bond Clinic, and the Community Neighborhood Renaissance Partnership. Some local activities include giving annual flu vaccinations to migrant farm workers, setting up health fairs for families of underserved communities, caring for patients at the Neighborhood Health Services Clinic, and establishing monthly health screenings at the local Homeless Shelter.
Our international and state medical outreach focuses on rural villages in Portobelo, Panama and Filipinas, Panama, and the underserved populations at the Texas-Mexico border.The goals of our medical outreach programs are to focus on the unique public health factors that influence different regions of the world in order to expose and prepare future doctors for the ever-changing face of medicine and society.