AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title BUDDIES Program
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 11/2006
Chapter University of New Mexico SOM
Project Coordinator Fatima Gutierrez
Summary of project Big Brothers/Big Sisters program pairing medical students which children with chronic illness

Content area Child and Adolescent Health
Number of participants 50
Participant hours involved 15 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $200
Project funding AMSA grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers in the hospital, talked to pediatricians. E-mail medical students.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
3
Lessons/suggestions A lot of students are interested in participating however, I have had trouble recruiting kids. It is nice that big brothers/Big sisters is involved -- they have handled a lot of the security/ background checks.