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Getting Involved: Organizations, Volunteering, Shadowing, & Research

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These resources are designed for health pre-professional undergraduate students at Penn State looking to get involved with and around the University. The Office of Student Activities (103 HUB), 814-863-4624 studentorg@psu.edu

Health-Professions Related Student Organizations

University recognized organizations; information taken from Penn State's Student Organization Directory 

Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON)

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.  THON is a year-long effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.  THON has 15,000+ student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $127 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. 

Penn State Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Education

The University Ambulance Service and Penn State University are dedicated to providing not only quality emergency medical care, but also EMS education.  Training opportunities include Kinesiology 403, a 4-credit, semester-long EMT training program for people with no previous EMS experience, as well as a number of training opportunities for current EMTs.

Volunteer Opportunities 

There is no formal list for all such experiences, so students should make the necessary contacts and seek out arrangements to facilitate other volunteer opportunities. Ideas could include:

Shadowing Experiences

There are plenty of health professionals in the campus community of State College, PA that are willing to host interested students to observe and shadow within their practices. There is no formal list for all such experiences, so students should make the necessary contacts and seek out arrangements to facilitate shadowing experiences. Ideas could include:

Internships, Research, Fellowship Opportunities, Abroad Experiences, Etc.

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