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Registration Now Open for Serving The Underserved – Fall 2021 at UTHSC!


Good day, UTHSC family! Know that you have been on our hearts and minds at The Faith Health Collaborative as you have begun this new semester. I wanted you to know that it is time to apply for “Serving The Underserved” – Fall 2021!

Many of you have heard about “Serving the Underserved” already – maybe from upper-class students or at orientation or from our faculty and staff.  Serving The Underserved is a certificate course offered by Methodist Healthcare, Church Health, and UTHSC that creates space for productive dialogue about healthcare among underserved populations and how poverty affects the health lives of communities.

Serving The Underserved is also a core component of the Certificate in Social Determinants of Health offered by UTHSC.

Class begins in about 4 weeks, so the time to apply is now.  We will begin on Wednesday, October 20 (by ZOOM). We will meet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 4 consecutive Wednesdays, ending on November 10. We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up for this fall. Some of the people we will hear this term include Dr. Scott Morris, CEO of Church Health, Dr. Kirsten McKnight, Church Health Eye Clinic, and Dr. Nate Boutte, Walgreens Pharmacy. We will also have presentations surrounding the problems and solutions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our healthcare systems as well as the importance of the practice of narrative medicine.

You may apply by emailing me at adam.gordon@mlh.org with your name, UTHSC email address, college, and year of graduation. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need any additional information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Chaplain Adam,

Campus Chaplain – The Faith Health Collaborative at UTHSC

Staff Chaplain – Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare