More Than 200 New Students Give Back to Community During 'Day of Service'
More than 200 new students from the Schools of Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, and the Medical Health Sciences Program volunteered at several non-profits across the Las Vegas Valley during their Day of Service.
Touro University Nevada implemented the Day of Service initiative in 2017 with new students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine. It has since become a yearly event for new students from both colleges.
Day of Service represents the culmination of Orientation Week as new students give back to their new community.
“As an out-of-state student, volunteering in the community helped me connect more to Southern Nevada and allowed me to start giving back to the city I am now a resident of,” said Physician Assistant Studies student Krupa Shah.
Students, faculty, and staff spent time at Spread the Word Nevada, Salvation Army Henderson, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Three Square Food Bank, Project 150, NSPCA, and the City of Henderson.
“Day of Service was a great way to for all of us to start off the year as future health professionals and students at TUN,” Shah said. “We were able to meet faculty and students from other programs and were able to work together and complete a project.”
At the conclusion of Day of Service, students went back to campus for a delicious lunch of brisket, chicken, salad, and desserts.
New students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine will have their Day of Service on Friday, Aug. 3.