Giving Tuesday 2019 - A Month-long Celebration of CPM Philanthropy
Giving Tuesday, traditionally marked as the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which occurs on Tuesday, December 3rd this year, is the unofficial worldwide beginning to a season of philanthropic giving to nonprofits. Keeping with tradition and following last year’s successful fundraising of $5,000 for the Gerard V. Yu Education Fund, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) is encouraging you to get the most out of your gift to the College by participating in this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Why Giving Tuesday? Because for the entire month of November, your gift will be boosted or matched, meaning every dollar you give to CPM becomes so much more.
Keep an eye out for communications from CPM during the month of November to participate in special weekly challenges and boosts throughout the month.
About This Year’s Campaign – CPM International Clerkships: CPM prides itself on creating new, exciting opportunities to equip its students with the skills to live their ambition and shape the future of the profession. It is for these reasons that CPM has chosen this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign to be International Clerkships. With Giving Tuesday on the horizon, CPM holds hope that with support from this year’s philanthropic campaign, students will have the opportunity to participate in a Diabetic Foot Clerkship at the San Donato Hospital in Arezzo, Italy. This groundbreaking clerkship, once funded, will be the first international clerkship for any college of podiatric medicine.
Interested CPM students will participate in a one-month clinical clerkship in the Diabetic Foot clinic at San Donato Hospital in Arezzo Italy. Throughout the month, students will be scheduled to work a 40-hour week, gaining first-hand inter-professional education through structured multidisciplinary collaborations. The program will expose the student to a form of system-based healthcare that is entirely different than that of the United States.
During the Arezzo Clerkship, students will experience both inpatient and outpatient activities, surgical interventions, and noninvasive vascular testing including vascular ultrasound, vascular imaging, and endovascular surgery. Clinical exposure will be augmented by case discussions and lectures by diabetes specialists on topics including the diabetic foot, complications, infectious disease, musculoskeletal imaging, and vascular surgery.
The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine is currently seeking support for this one-of-a-kind international clerkship through donations to a scholarship for eligible students selected to participate in the amount of $3000 per student. These imperative funds will serve to cover both housing and travel-related costs, allowing our students to focus on living their ambition for the betterment of podiatry.