Design and Implementation of a Service-Learning Course and Project: The File of Life

Theresa McCullough


This article details a service learning course within a pharmacy curriculum.  For the service learning project, pharmacy students in their first professional year assisted community members with completion of File of Life medical information cards at various locations in Southern Illinois.  Students reached over 750 community members.  This project increased students’ level of confidence in delivering health-related programs and also encouraged them to participate in community service in the future.  Based on feedback, the experience was beneficial.

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