On January 12th, 2014, first and second year medical students from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine conducted a Health Screening Fair at the local mosque, the Islamic Center of East Lansing. This was a collaborative event held by the Islamic Medical Student Association (IMSA) and Community Integrated Medicine (CIM). About 80 people, including adults and children, were seen. The event was supervised by two MSUCOM faculty members, Dr. C. Gudakunst and Dr. J. Gudakunst.
The aim of this event was to provide the COM students an opportunity to work with a subset of Muslim population of Lansing, with the hope of raising awareness about the cultural competency that would benefit us all as future physicians. Services provided included blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure, hemoglobin tests. This event was also an opportunity to reach out to the members of the local community who may not have frequent access to medical facilities.
-Sidra Sindhu, IMSA President .