Local Medical Practice Benefits From HPU Service Learning
The Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine practice benefited from the services of High Point University student Kyle McRee.
McRee volunteered at the facility as part of his bioethics course taught by Dr. Amy MacArthur. While there, he did a variety of tasks including shadowing a nurse practitioner, making phone calls, and arranging medical files.
McRee says the experience allowed him to see ethical questions played out in a real world environment.
“I think the service learning enhanced the classroom experience by really driving home certain concepts like confidentiality and autonomy,” he says.
The class was offered as part of the High Point University Service Learning Program, which was established in 2011 to place students in volunteer opportunities that are relevant to their studies while encouraging them to develop projects that benefit the local community.
Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine has a history of serving the community, especially those who don’t have medical insurance. It relies on donations from the community to operate.