From the Nominator
The Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service, or Wolfson DOCS, is a student-run organization that works to serve the medically underserved communities in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties through a series of health fairs and clinics. Wolfson DOCS is completely organized and executed by students at the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. In addition to having medical students lead the program, we also engage more than 95% of our entire student body as volunteers at some point in their four years in medical school. At our 10 annual health fairs, UM physicians and medical students work together to see more than 1,500 patients each academic year with preventive health screening tests guided by the United States Preventative Services Task Force: glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing, HIV, hepatitis C, mental health, memory, bone density, cancer (skin, colon, cervix, breast), and women's and men's health screening.
From the Judges
This is a great entry with purpose and real world outcomes. The judges were impressed by the research methodology and thinking around outcomes. This is clearly a great program with positive social impact.