Approximately 125 Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) medical sciences students volunteered to aid and care for those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the Barbados community.
“I experienced a new area of the island and enjoyed witnessing the process of vaccine administration here in Barbados,” said fourth-semester student Grey Dietz about this hands-on experience.
Over the course of five weeks, student volunteers participated at numerous vaccination sites to direct patients through the vaccination process, including documenting medical histories, screening and monitoring patients after receiving the vaccine, and filling out vaccination cards.
“I decided to volunteer for this event because as a future physician it is my duty to reach out and get involved in as many health-promoting opportunities as possible, to identify ways to help better the communities we are a part of,” said third-semester student Tyeler Checkley, who was a volunteer at Barbados Association of Retired Persons.
We are grateful for this opportunity that allowed our students to continue supporting the health and wellness of our Barbados community.