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Student Run Free Clinic

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, Anwar Najor-Durack, Martha Schiller, Jennifer Mendez
Future health professionals must be able to function well in a dynamic team-based environment. Interprofessional education aims to enable health professional students to collaborate on teams while working toward common goals. The Diabetes Education Wellness (DEW) Clinic was established in 2011 as an interprofessional, student-run, free clinic to educate the underserved in the community about the risks and management of diabetes. Twenty-four staff and students participated in a focus group addressing perspectives and attitudes toward interprofessional education and improvements for the clinic...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Kellie Stickler, Carla Sabus, Hedi Gustafson, Molly Kueser, Bridget Lavaveshkul, Linda Denney
PURPOSE: The objectives of this paper were to evaluate pre- to post-treatment outcomes of patients attending a student-run free physical therapy clinic in order to provide new evidence concerning patient response to student care. We hypothesize improved functional and quality of life scores as measured by outcome scales. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were included in this retrospective chart review. Data were analyzed through SPSS Statistical software (ver. 13) using paired t-tests to compare baseline and follow-up data for the following measures: blood pressure, numeric pain rating scale (NPRS), quality of life visual analog scale, SF-8 quality of life scale, and population demographics...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Theodore M Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: American Journal of Public Health
Jose L Burgos, Daniel C Yee, Adriana Carolina Vargas-Ojeda, Victoria D Ojeda
We describe the creation of the Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP), a novel global health experience for U.S. and Mexican undergraduate students based at the binational HFiT student-run free clinic. The UIP introduces students to a diverse underserved patient population, and U.S.-Mexico border public health.
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Tina Hu, Fok-Han Leung
Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) are becoming increasingly popular programmes in schools for promoting interprofessional education and service learning. Despite their prevalence, little research has been done surrounding SRFCs and wait-times. SRFCs may experience long wait-times because patients are often seen on a drop-in basis and time has to be allotted for interprofessional case discussion and teaching. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the wait-times for patients being seen at an interprofessional SRFC and determine potential improvements...
July 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Malcolm N Pyles, Nancy Nkansah, Bryan K Sun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Alexa M Sevin, Kenneth M Hale, Nicole V Brown, James W McAuley
Objective. To investigate the effect of an interprofessional service-learning course on health professions students' self-assessment of Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies. Design. The semester-long elective course consisted of two components: a service component where students provided patient care in an interprofessional student-run free clinic and bi-weekly workshops in which students reflected on their experiences and discussed roles, team dynamics, communication skills, and challenges with underserved patient populations...
March 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Zishuo Ian Hu, Dylan M Smith
BACKGROUND: In the United States and in New York State, individuals with no health insurance have consistently lower screening rates for breast and cervical cancer than those with health insurance and are also more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. Our objective was to compare the cancer screening rates among patients at a free student-run clinic to state and national data. To our knowledge, ours is the first study examining breast and cervical screening rates and their relation to insurance status, income level, education level, race, and marital status in a suburban free student-run clinic...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Lukas B Seifert, David Schaack, Lukas Jennewein, Björn Steffen, Johannes Schulze, Ferdinand Gerlach, Robert Sader
BACKGROUND: Germany's first student-run free clinic (SRFC) for medically underserved patients has been established at the medical faculty of the Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Germany. Participating students are educated in a Peer Assisted Learning program (PAL). Little is known about the effectiveness of PAL in SRFCs. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, controlled, prospective study involving 50 participants. Students were either tested before or after receiving PAL...
May 2016: Medical Teacher
Amanda N Sacino, Jonathan J Shuster, Kamil Nowicki, Peter J Carek, Martin P Wegman, Alyson Listhaus, Joseph M Gibney, Ku-Lang Chang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: As the number of patients with access to care increases, outpatient clinics will need to implement innovative strategies to maintain or enhance clinic efficiency. One viable alternative involves reverse triage. METHODS: A reverse triage protocol was implemented during a student-run free clinic. Each patient's chief complaint(s) were obtained at the beginning of the clinic session and ranked by increasing complexity. "Complexity" was defined as the subjective amount of time required to provide a full, thorough evaluation of a patient...
February 2016: Family Medicine
Mark A Taylor, Yvette R Hollett, Jacob P Anderson, Thomas L Schwenk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Student Outreach Clinic (SOC) at the University of Nevada School of Medicine is one of several student-run free medical clinics associated with US medical schools. We report on the educational value of the SOC to medical students who volunteer at this clinic. METHODS: The records of all patients seen between August 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013, at the SOC were abstracted on a deidentified basis to collect key demographic and clinical components of the visit, including past medical history, components of the physical exam performed, clinical diagnoses recorded, patient disposition, and medications prescribed...
February 2016: Family Medicine
Ruselle DeBonis
BACKGROUND: Service-learning is a widely used teaching method that appears to be a good fit for graduate nurses, with essential outcomes of advocacy and culturally responsive health care in special populations. However, quantitative evidence to support its effectiveness is minimal. This study evaluated the impact of service-learning on graduate nursing students' cultural competence, civic engagement, and knowledge and understanding of the effects of poverty on health care. Students are required to serve 16 to 20 hours in a nurse-run free clinic as part of their clinical experience...
January 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Syed H Shabbir, Maria Teresa M Santos
PURPOSE: The medical student-run Einstein Community Health Outreach Clinic provides free healthcare to the uninsured adult population of New York, the United States. During the summer, prehealth student volunteers are recruited to assist with clinic operations. METHODS: We designed a survey study to identify the baseline characteristics of the volunteers between June and August of 2013 and 2014 in order to evaluate the influence of working in a medical student-run free clinic on their education, impressions, and career goals...
2015: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
Brian S Desmond, Molly A Laux, Carolyn C Levin, Jiaxin Huang, Brent C Williams
Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many people remain uninsured. While studies have examined this population, few have explored patients' experiences seeking insurance. To elucidate these individuals' perspectives, we surveyed patients (n = 80) at the University of Michigan Student-Run Free Clinic concerning their activity accessing insurance. Over half of respondents had sought insurance in the past 6 months; 57 % of respondents qualified for Medicaid by self-reported income (≤138 % FPL) and all but one were eligible for tax credits on the Health Insurance Marketplace...
April 2016: Journal of Community Health
Natalie T Hua, Chia-Ding Shih, David Tran
BACKGROUND: Data from the free student-run podiatric medical clinic at Clínica Tepati at the University of California, Davis, were used to analyze medical and economic impacts on health-care delivery and to extrapolate the economic impact to the national level. Clínica Tepati also provides an excellent teaching environment and services to the uninsured Hispanic population in the Greater Sacramento area. METHODS: In this analysis, we retrospectively reviewed patient medical records for podiatric medical encounters during 15 clinic days between November 2010 and February 2012...
September 2015: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Joseph J Taylor, Thomas Larrew, Armina Omole, Mallory Roberts, Adam Kornegay, Kelly Kornegay, Lidia Yamada, Gonzalo J Revuelta, Mimi Sohn, Thomas Hughes, Jonathan C Edwards
The Dream Center Neurology Clinic (DCNC) is a free specialty clinic associated with the Medical University of South Carolina that provides health care for uninsured patients with neurologic disorders. Routine neurologic care is often neglected by free primary care clinics, leaving indigent and uninsured patients to suffer from treatable neurologic ailments. The DCNC was established by supplementing existing resources from a free primary care facility called the Dream Center. Our strategy of building a high-need specialty service into a preexisting primary care infrastructure may provide a blueprint for neurologists who are eager to address the neurologic needs of the underserved in their local communities...
August 2015: Neurology. Clinical Practice
Jordan White, Alison Riese, Brian Clyne, Marcia W Vanvleet, Paul George
Population and Clinical Medicine (PCM) I & II constitute two of the nine courses established for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University's (AMS) innovative dual-degree Primary Care-Population Medicine (PC-PM) program. The courses will run consecutively during students' third year in the program, in conjunction with the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC). Throughout the courses, students will examine the intersection between population and clinical medicine with a focus on vulnerable populations, the social and community context of care, quality improvement, and leadership...
September 2015: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Mio Nakamura, David Altshuler, Margit Chadwell, Juliann Binienda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: BMC Medical Education
Jose L Burgos, Daniel Yee, Thomas Csordas, Adriana C Vargas-Ojeda, Luis A Segovia, Steffanie A Strathdee, Jose A Olivares-Nevarez, Victoria D Ojeda
BACKGROUND: The sizeable US Latino population calls for increasing the pipeline of minority and bilingual physicians who can provide culturally competent care. Currently, only 5.5% of US providers are Hispanic/Latino, compared with 16% of the US population (i.e., >50.5 million persons). By 2060, it is predicted that about one-third of all US residents will be of Latino ethnicity. ACTIVITIES AND OUTCOMES: This article describes the Health Frontiers in Tijuana Undergraduate Internship Program (HFiT-UIP), a new quarterly undergraduate internship program based at a US-Mexico binational student-run free clinic and sponsored by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico...
2015: Medical Education Online
Cynthia M Stuhlmiller, Barry Tolchard
BACKGROUND: The University of New England (UNE), Australia decided to develop innovative placement opportunities for its increasing numbers of nursing students. Extensive community and stakeholder consultation determined that a community centre in rural New South Wales was the welcomed site of the student-led clinic because it fit the goals of the project-to increase access to health care services in an underserved area while providing service learning for students. METHODS: Supported by a grant from Health Workforce Australia and in partnership with several community organisations, UNE established a student-led clinic in a disadvantaged community using an engaged scholarship approach which joins academic service learning with community based action research...
2015: BMC Nursing
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