Undergraduate Students

Resource Navigator Program

The Center offers learning opportunities to undergraduates through our Resource Navigator Program.

Students work out of Wingra Family Medical Center and Northeast Family Medical Center, partnering with patients to identify social service and legal, assist patients in connecting to needed resources, follow up with patients to be sure that the connection was made and evaluate the quality of the resources provided.

All students begin the program by enrolling in Legal Studies 400 – Understanding the Impact of Social and Legal Issues on Health, a service-learning course that engages students in direct work with patients while developing a fulsome understanding of how social determinants of health affect peoples’ lives.  Through a weekly seminar, students will reflect on their experiences in the clinic and further explore how social location impacts health, legal and social service delivery.

  • Credit: 3 credits
  • Placement sites: Wingra Family Medical Center(Park Street) or Northeast Family Medical Center(Dryden Drive)
  • In clinic hours: 6 hours per week
  • Weekly seminar: Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM.

The course fulfills the Global Health Certificate field placement requirement.

Students must complete an application for the course and, once accepted, need to complete all UW Health Volunteer requirements prior to the start of the semester.

We will begin accepting applications for enrollment for Fall 2019 in March. Check back then for more information. Email learning@patientpartnerships.org if you have any questions.

Once students complete the course they may continue in the program as a volunteer in future semesters. On average, students participate in the program for 2 additional semesters.

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