Students Return to Campus, Provide Days of Service

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September 26, 2022 | Midwestern University

Midwestern University welcomed students back to both campuses for the 2022-2023 school year in August and early September. With a total of 2,808 students enrolled on the Downers Grove Campus and 3,988 students on the Glendale Campus, both campuses celebrated the beginning of the new academic year with orientation activities to inspire those beginning their healthcare education journeys.

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) started off the year with first-year osteopathic medical students providing days of services for their local communities.

Over 200 students in CCOM packed food, sorted donations, cleared brush, and participated in other service projects at local non-profit organizations in the Chicago area and western suburbs as part of their orientation program. On the Glendale Campus, nearly 200 AZCOM students spent three days volunteering with St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, where students packed and loaded canned food for distribution to Arizona’s populations in need.

The goal of these days of service is not simply for students to spend time connecting with their peers, but also to reinforce their commitment to community service through valuable work done to support their local communities.