Allison Edwards, MD/MPH candidate at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, discusses how she spent her summer with the Community Health Project. On Aug. 4, 2010, KU faculty, students and their mentors gathered at the medical center to showcase their summer projects.

Each year, about 20 KU students in the schools of medicine, allied health, pharmacy and urban planning participate in summer internships through the KU Medical Center's Community Health Project. The students spend two months with a social service agency, many of them in the Kansas City area, some in other parts of the state.

Singing the camp song are, from left, Rachel Moss, KU School of Pharmacy student who interned with Rosedale's Healthy Kids Initiative; Jane Heide, co-director of Healthy Kids Initiative; Allison Edwards, KU School of Medicine student who interned with Healthy Kids Initiative; and Heidi Holliday, Healthy Kids Initiative community organizer. Other students who interned with Healthy Kids Initiative this summer, but are not pictured, are Amanda Sommerville, KU School of Medicine; and Jeff Whorton, KU School of Allied Health, Health Information Management.

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