Medical Student Opportunities Medical Student Courses Since 2013 medical students can take PLC or CARE Block as electives. Peds 661 – Child Advocacy Elective (CARE Block) – Advanced 2-week elective to enhance skills in community health practice and advocacy. Peds 662 – Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC) – 2-week elective that enhances knowledge about community-oriented and community-based health care. CHIC –The Community Health Improvement Course – 4th year medical students can spend the 4 week CHIC block working on a CARE project with residents. Medical students on CARE elective 661 (Sarah Pearl Aronow-Werner, Laura Stymiest, Krista Grande-shown above on far left and front row) participated in the 2013 CARE Block. Medical students (Mykael Garcia & Anthony Williams-shown above on the left) on the PLC elective 662 visiting the Race Exhibit at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Public Health Interest Group (PHIG) In 2013, UR medical students formed a Public Health Interest Group to promote opportunites for learning and practicing community health.