Students who are engaged in the community are more likely to achieve greater academic success and persistence.
72% of undergraduate service-learning students graduate in five years or less.
37% of undergraduate service-learning students are from underrepresented minority groups.
Passing at least one service-learning class correlates to significantly higher levels of faculty-student interaction and integrative learning.
4,000 VCU students take part in 250 service-learning classes across the disciplines.
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It’s crucial for all medical students to have an understanding of how the social context of a patient’s life impacts their health. I think if you don’t go out and engage the community, it’s really hard to understand that.