Our association with Hofstra and the Zucker School of Medicine has continued through this difficult time. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, MWI has been unable to fund raise to support various Long Island charities or grants. The summer intern research program at the medical school at Hofstra is one of the grants that MWI supports. Medical students have the oppotunity to do research in different fields of interest to them. This program is not a required course for the medical students. It is voluntary and done during the only summer that the students do not have school, namely between their first and second year of medical school. Since the program is not required, it relies on funding from organizations like MWI.
Although we have been unable to make our usual donations to the summer intern research program at the Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra continued to support MWI in our time of need. They have provided a speaker for our Zoom programs. They have also set up a team to successfully help secure appointments for the Covid 19 vaccine for our members.
MWI looks forward to the time when we can resume our fund raising activities and once again support the summer intern research program at the Zucker School of Medicine.