UF MEDLIFE offers an array of opportunities for everyone. Whether you're on the pre-health track or not, if you're looking for a valuable way to spend your time and give back to the community, this is it.
We hold a variety of different events for members to engage in from service opportunities locally and abroad to bonding activities that help our membership grow together as a club. Check out the different ways you can get involved below!
UF MEDLIFE partners with many different local organizations including Project Downtown, Hope Lodge, Bread of the Might Food Bank, and more. We strive to find opportunities for our membership to give back to the local Gainesville community through the hands of service.
We have many fundraising events throughout the years in order to raise money for our organization. This includes fundraisers at different restaurants like Chiptole, Bentos, Blaze Pizza, and many more. Additionally, we also do bake sales, car washing events, and holiday grams.
Along side our socials, UF MEDLIFE participates in intramural games every semester based on what the membership chooses. This includes Fall soccer and kickball games to Spring volleyball games. It's a lot of fun to get rid of some steam and get a bit of exercise in while bonding with other members. We also have held yoga and team bonding sessions as well.
We strive to also make an impact on areas outside of Gainesville. So, we coordinate service events in various locations. They range from weekend trips to Camp Boggy Creek and winter break trips to locations like New Orleans and Detroit.
We pride ourselves in calling each other the MEDLIFE family. We believe that being able to build a family-like atmosphere is important to the growth of our organization. It helps us grow as individuals but also allows us the chance to support one another. Our socials involve family game nights, pottery painting socials, pumpkin carving fun, and much more.
Our philanthropy division is geared towards funding and spreading awareness of organizations that support the medical, educational, and developmental needs of underserved populations. We do this through fundraising efforts that build community among members and motivate them to work towards health equity locally and abroad.
We understand the importance of education within our organization, which is why we hold different workshops throughout the semester. These are learning opportunities about a variety of topics from mental health awareness to graduate school application workshops. We hope to help provide information and the chance to have open discussion on important matters involving health and professional building.
Besides helping out our local Gainesville community, we also work closely with MEDLIFE headquarters to coordinate service learning trips to places like Peru and Ecuador.