On March 11, School of Medicine members of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association took part in a free health fair for foreign refugees. The event was open to the public and was the first health fair conducted by the UMKC students directed toward refugees.
More than 40 students assisted the Jewish Vocation Service with the program. It offered free blood glucose screenings, blood pressure checks, cholesterol/lipid panels and translator services.
“The majority of the people who came were in the refugee community programs with the JVS,” explained Sarthak Garg, a member of APAMSA.
The health fair drew more than 100 people from the community, Garg said.