Jesuit Tradition of Service


Dental students provide services to patients in the Dominican Republic

The Jesuit tradition of service to others is an integral part of Creighton University’s four health sciences schools. By pursuing your health sciences degree at Creighton, you’re doing more than choosing a career path; you’re answering a calling. You’ll change your life and the lives of others through volunteer service and community partnerships—locally, nationally and globally. 

By serving the underserved, you’ll bring to life the Ignatian values of your Jesuit, Catholic education at Creighton—chiefly, “being women and men for and with others.” As you apply what you’re learning, you’ll transition from student to professional and discern what you can do to make a difference in the world.  

While service isn’t a requirement, Creighton students make it a priority—contributing more than one million hours of service each year. 

Service Opportunities

Learn more about how we live our values through service opportunities available through each of our health sciences schools by expanding the tabs below. 

School of Dentistry

Through the Creighton Dental Clinic, students receive exceptional training and perform vital community service by providing quality and affordable dental care for more than 11,000 patients annually.

Creighton’s Healthy Smiles program provides preventive dental services for thousands of school children each year, along with dental care coordination and education for these students and their families.

Students and faculty also provide care to the underserved through the following outreach efforts:

  • Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic (ILAC)
  • Child Oral Health Collaborative
  • OneWorld Community Health Center
  • Magis Clinic
  • Special Olympics: “Special Smiles”
  • Reservation Outreach
  • Charles Drew Health Center
  • Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center
  • St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic
  • Give Kids a Smile

School of Medicine

One hundred percent of medical students perform community service. The Magis Clinic, located at the Siena-Francis House in Omaha, was founded and is run by students. It provides free health care and referrals to existing community services to those in need.

Through Project CURA, medical students volunteer in places like Gambia, Ghana, Cambodia, Peru, India and Romania. They also provide health care and community service to Dominican Republic citizens through the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC).

College of Nursing

Creighton nursing students gain hands-on learning and provide invaluable service at free health clinics in Omaha and through international health care at the Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic (ILAC).

Each year, the college also provides 9,000 public and parochial school students and staff with health assessments and education.

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (SPAHP) students are dedicated to service, giving more than 7,100 hours of service to those in need each year.

Our students help alleviate health disparities through work within Omaha MSA, the Dominican Republic and China.