The Boggs Center Seeks Host Families to Share Experiences with Medical Students

Monday, November 6, 2023

Med Student Host Families

For over 30 years, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, part of the Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has coordinated the Seminar on Family Centered Care and Developmental Disabilities, a required component of the 3rd year Pediatric Clerkship.

The central experience of this 3-part Seminar is a meeting between small groups of medical students and a family of a child with a developmental disability. Host families welcome students into their lives and share their lived experience raising a child with a disability. Students gain invaluable insight into aspects of health care that are challenging or complex and those that are remarkably family-centered; access to school and community-based supports; family dynamics; finances and so much more.

The Boggs Center is currently seeking new families who would be interested in serving as host families for this program. View the host family recruitment flyer to learn more about this opportunity. Contact Carrie Coffield, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pre-service Training, for additional details and questions.