Mayo medical student Michael Sarvi is 2018 Gold Student Summer Fellow – humanism in medicine

Michael Sarvi (MED ’21), a student at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine-Arizona Campus, is a 2018 Gold Student Summer Fellow. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation fellowship awards allow medical student recipients to embark on research or service projects that focus on the underserved and humanism in medicine.

Sarvi’s 10-week service fellowship, “Improving Health Outcomes of Phoenix’s Refugee Population through Educational Workshops,” designed and implemented health education and health system literacy workshops for refugees in Phoenix, Arizona.

More than 82,000 refugees have resettled in Arizona since 1980 after fleeing war, religious and ethnic persecution and other forms of violence and immediate danger in their countries of origin. A coalition of medical students and pre-health professions students from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Arizona State University are partnering with the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic to help refugees access the resources of the U.S. health care system and better care for themselves.

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