Jan. 25, 2023 — “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
These words, spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., urge communities to come together and work toward a better world, acting as a reminder that a life worth living is always spent in the service of others.
“Medicine is one of many avenues that we may choose to serve others,” said Michelle Jacobs, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and an assistant dean for diversity and health equity at the UF College of Medicine. “I serve others as my way to pay it forward for those who gave of themselves to my family when we were in need.”
Whether as individuals caring for family, friends and neighbors or as a community serving students, patients, colleagues and the region, team members all across the College of Medicine create lasting value through their daily efforts to make the world better. Here, a few individuals from the college community discuss the service projects they participate in and the importance of giving back in their own words.