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By Emily McDonald Passionate about medicine, community and innovation
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
Sunny Smith, Robert Thomas, Michael Cruz, Ryan Griggs, Brittany Moscato, Ashley Ferrara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 10, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Megan C Riddle, Jiahui Lin, Jonathan B Steinman, Joshua D Salvi, Margaret M Reynolds, Anne S Kastor, Christina Harris, Carla Boutin-Foster
As the health care delivery landscape changes, medical schools must develop creative strategies for preparing future physicians to provide quality care in this new environment. Despite the growing prominence of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) as an effective model for health care delivery, few medical schools have integrated formal education on the PCMH into their curricula. Incorporating the PCMH model into medical school curricula is important to ensure that students have a comprehensive understanding of the different models of health care delivery and can operate effectively as physicians...
2014: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Kohar Jones, Laura M Blinkhorn, Sarah-Anne Schumann, Shalini T Reddy
BACKGROUND: To address the country's most pressing healthcare needs, medical students must choose careers in primary care and commit to working with underserved populations. Involvement in student service organizations has been shown to strengthen leadership, empathy, and commitment to underserved health and may lead students to pursue careers in primary care. DESCRIPTION: In 2010, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine developed a novel 1-year longitudinal service-learning elective called SERVE (Service, Education, Reflection, Volunteerism Elective)...
2014: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Elizabeth Anne Scott, Martha K Swartz
In this study, we examined the experiences of students serving on the leadership board of HAVEN - the student-run free clinic of the Yale University health professional schools. Open-ended responses were collected from 18 of the 28 members of the 2011-2012 leadership board through an online survey. Students reported an overall positive experience participating on the board and valued the opportunity to be part of a committed community creating change. The majority of students reported that their time as a board member had improved their attitude towards interprofessional collaboration (78%) and had also fostered their leadership skills (67%)...
January 2015: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Jeb S Clark, Adam Bollaert, Stephen O Sills, Joy H Clark, David Norris
INTRODUCTION: Little has been done to examine the role of student-run free clinics in patient care. In this study we examine patient perceptions of care provided by medical students in comparison to that provided by licensed physicians. Care providers were judged on perceived exam thoroughness, trust, and overall patient satisfaction. METHODS: Patients were asked to complete a 37 question survey after being examined by either medical students or by a physician. RESULTS: Differences between physicians and students were not observed for perceived thoroughness, trust, or overall satisfaction scores...
April 2014: Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
Gretchen Seif, Patty Coker-Bolt, Sara Kraft, Wanda Gonsalves, Kit Simpson, Emily Johnson
This article examines the benefits of a student run free clinic (SRFC) as a service learning experience for students in medicine, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. We hypothesized that students who participate in an interprofessional service learning course and volunteer at a SRFC would demonstrate significant increases in perceptions and attitudes for working in interprofessional health care teams and clinical reasoning skills compared to students who did not participate...
November 2014: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Sunny D Smith, Ryan Yoon, Michelle L Johnson, Loki Natarajan, Ellen Beck
METHODS: The authors designed a survey instrument to examine the effect of involvement in a student-run free clinic project (SRFCP) on medical student self-reported attitudes toward the underserved and interest in primary care. From 2001-2010, first-and second-year medical students in an introductory service-learning elective course rated each of 15 statements on a seven-point Likert scale pre/post survey. Wilcoxon's signed rank test was performed on all matched pairs and an intent-to-treat analysis included unmatched pairs...
May 2014: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Brian Sick, Lisa Sheldon, Katy Ajer, Qi Wang, Lei Zhang
Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) often include an interprofessional group of health professions students and preceptors working together toward the common goal of caring for underserved populations. Therefore, it would seem that these clinics would be an ideal place for students to participate in an interprofessional collaborative practice and for interprofessional education to occur. This article describes a prospective, observational cohort study of interprofessional attitudes and skills including communication and teamwork skills and attitudes about interprofessional learning, relationships and interactions of student volunteers in a SRFC compared to students who applied and were not accepted to the clinic and to students who never applied to the clinic...
September 2014: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Sumeet S Vaikunth, Whitney A Cesari, Kimberlee V Norwood, Suzanne Satterfield, Robert G Shreve, J Patrick Ryan, James B Lewis
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reached conflicting conclusions about the associations between service and academic achievement and service and primary care specialty choice. PURPOSES: This study examines the associations between service at a student-run clinic and academic achievement and primary care specialty choice. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical student service and statistical analysis of grade point average (GPA), Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores, and specialty choice were conducted, as approved by our Institutional Review Board...
2014: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Noura Choudhury, Ashoke Khanwalkar, Jennifer Kraninger, Adam Vohra, Kohar Jones, Shalini Reddy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Our study examines the perceptions of first-year medical students (MS1s) toward fourth-year colleagues (MS4s) in student-run free clinics to investigate the impact of peer mentorship on augmenting the clinical education received by MS1s in a primary care setting. To our knowledge, this is the first study examining the impact of MS4 mentorship in free clinics. METHODS: A 55-item online questionnaire was administered to MS1s 9 months after matriculation in April 2012...
March 2014: Family Medicine
Phillip Gorrindo, Alon Peltz, Travis R Ladner, India Reddy, Bonnie M Miller, Robert F Miller, Michael J Fowler
PURPOSE: Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) provide service-learning opportunities for medical students and care to underserved patients. Few published studies, however, support that they provide high-quality care. In this study, the authors examined the clinical impact of a medical student health educator program for diabetic patients at an SRFC. METHOD: In 2012, the authors retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of diabetic patients who established care at Shade Tree Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee, between 2008 and 2011...
April 2014: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Whitney A Cesari, Sumeet S Vaikunth, Jim B Lewis, Mukta Panda
PURPOSE: To identify the chief complaints and demographics at Clinica Esperanza, a student-run free clinic for an underserved Hispanic population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patient files from 2005 through 2010 was undertaken, as approved by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Institutional Review Board. RESULTS: From 2005 through 2010, Clinica Esperanza fielded 2551 patient visits, consisting of 951 unique patients, 609 females and 342 males...
October 1, 2012: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
Casey M Rebholz, Meghan W Macomber, Meghan D Althoff, Meghan Garstka, Andrej Pogribny, Amanda Rosencrans, Sydney Selzer, Benjamin Springgate
OBJECTIVES: Throughout the United States numerous models of local programs, including student-run clinics, exist to address the issue of access to care. The role of these clinics in serving the local community and contributing to medical education has been documented only in limited detail, however. The purpose of this article is to describe the clinic models, patient demographics, and services provided by four student-run clinics in New Orleans. METHODS: This is a retrospective, multisite chart review study of adult patients examined at student-run clinics between January 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011...
March 2013: Southern Medical Journal
Sarah Shrader, Amy Thompson, Wanda Gonsalves
BACKGROUND: An interprofessional elective using a student-run clinic can introduce students to professional roles, collaborative patient care, and health disparities. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Students from four professions (pharmacy, medicine, physician assistant, and physical therapy) participated in a service-learning elective where they received weekly didactic lectures and provided healthcare in a student-run free clinic. Additional interprofessional activities included a quality improvement project and a case presentation...
December 2010: Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
Tammy Wang, Hiren Bhakta
The Case Western Reserve University Student-Run Free Clinic represents a unique model of interprofessional collaboration for medical and nursing students. This clinic operates on two Saturdays a month to provide acute medical services at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. We describe how this clinic promotes a sense of mutual investment and interdependence among students, who contribute to the clinic through leadership, planning and patient care. Students may also develop a broader perspective and deeper respect for their professional colleagues, which translates well to a future practice with team-based coordination of clinical services and an increasing emphasis on patient-centered care...
July 2013: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Martha Kirk Swartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2012: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Sunny D Smith, Michelle L Johnson, Natalie Rodriguez, Christine Moutier, Ellen Beck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many medical schools have student-run free clinics (SRFCs), yet their educational value has not been well studied. We performed a one-time cross-sectional survey to assess medical student perceptions of the educational value of an SRFC at their institution. METHODS: The authors designed and validated a survey instrument including six statements on a 5-point Likert-scale. The questionnaire was distributed from February through May 2010 to all students enrolled at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine as part of a larger yearly, anonymous, internet-based survey regarding their experiences at the institution...
October 2012: Family Medicine
Chris N Gu, Jane A McElroy, Blake C Corcoran
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a student-run clinic on the diversification of a medical student class. We distributed a two-page, 20-item, paper survey to students of the University of Missouri School of Medicine (MU SOM) class of 2015 in July of 2011. The survey gathered information on general demographics, opinions on the importance of medical education opportunities, and opinions on the importance of medical school characteristics in applying to and attending MU SOM. A total of 104 students responded to the survey...
2012: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
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