Connecting Curriculum to Student-Run Pro Bono Clinics: A Policy Project
Student-run pro bono clinics are growing in number and impact, and the literature points to a number of curricular links that enhance student learning and understanding, while meeting a community need. Most curricular links connect to the acquisition of clinical and communication skills. The purpose of this paper is to describe a curricular link between a health administration class and the student leadership component of a student-run pro bono clinic in the form of a policy development project. This brief communication will provide the background and evolution of the policy assignment and describe how it became linked to the student-run pro bono clinic, facilitating authentic and meaningful learning.