Clearfield, Pa. - Over the upcoming Spring Break, students and faculty in the Lock Haven University Physician Assistant (PA) Program will be participating in a service learning project in Morocco. Curtis Grenoble, PA program faculty member, will serve as the faculty advisor for a group of nine PA students. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
During their week-long stay in Morocco, the students and faculty will be offering healthcare clinics to the population of the Berber village of Tighfist which will include medical histories (with the assistance of an interpreter), physical exams, ECGs, blood glucose levels, other basic screening tests, and basic treatments.
They will be staying with the residents of the village as they learn about the culture of Morocco in addition to their work. Additionally, a group of undergraduate students from the Lock Haven campus will also be making the trip accompanied by Anne-Marie Turnage and Dr. Matt Girton to work on various community outreach projects. The PA program is led by Dr. Walter Eisenhauer, department chairperson.
Dr. Marianne Hazel, Interim Dean of the LHU Clearfield Campus added, “We are delighted to have Mr. Grenoble and our PA students take leadership roles and provide such critical health care to those in need. Through their hands-on experience, our students will learn a great deal of important information to assist them in their training. The Clearfield Campus offers our support, encourages them to embrace the culture, and wishes them safe travels!”
For more information about the LHU Clearfield campus, please visit the website at www.lhup.edu/clearfield.