Community Oriented Primary Care Students Complete Summer Assistantship Program
The Boggs Center collaborated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health on the summer 2015 Assistantship in Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC). The six-week program provided an opportunity for medical, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy, and graduate social work students to experience the challenges and satisfaction of providing basic services in healthcare and education to underserved communities in New Jersey. The 2015 COPC Program culminated in a celebration event on July 17, 2015 with a poster session and recognition for community mentors and students held in Piscataway, NJ.
Devon O’Brien, a rising second year medical student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School completed her COPC Summer Assistantship at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Her primary project was developing a presentation about a young man with a developmental disability that he and his family can use to train and educate new direct support professionals who enter his life. The Boggs Center also provided funding for three other COPC students to be placed at The Family Resource Network. Savannah Ray, a Physician Assistant Student; Jane Lee, a Pharmacy Student; and Seo Young Lee, a Pharmacy student, developed two guidebooks for families: “For Teens By Teens,” a resource for teens with epilepsy and “For Parents By Parents, a Guide to Autism,” for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.