The Underserved Medicine Seminar is one of the programs of Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM). This class, like all of the work of DWW-SBSM, is a collaborative and volunteer effort. None of our speakers are accepting honorariums or any financial rewards to participate in teaching this class. They have all volunteered their time and come to UCSB at their own expense to share with you because they are passionate about caring for the underserved and about educating the next generation of humanitarian healers. DWW-SBSM is a grassroots volunteer organization and the teaching of this seminar is consistent with the values of the sponsoring organization.

Students at UCSB love the Underserved Medicine Seminar and are inspired by it to do amazing volunteer work locally and beyond. Dialogue should never be confined within the walls of academia. To effectively serve the most vulnerable and marginalized requires dialectic and creative problem solving between academic scholars and the men and women in the field with proximity to the beneficiaries. Thus we welcome members of the community and UCSB faculty/staff to attend the class alongside the enrolled students to discuss the issues critically.  We encourage members of the local humanitarian community to include students in their work and for students to engage members of the community in discussion.

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For lecture titles and times please see our syllabus for Winter 2015

LOCATION: Broida Hall 1610 (map)

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

View past course here: Winter 2012, Winter 2013Winter 2014

For questions regarding the class, please contact us.

Collaborative Partnerships: University of California, Santa Barbara