Student Run Free Clinic seeking faculty volunteers

The University of Michigan Medical School Student Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is in need of faculty volunteers to operate the clinic, educate medical students and provide care for patients. Specifically, the SRFC is in need of faculty from the departments of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine to donate time to this very important cause.

The SRFC operates every Saturday in Pinckney, Michigan, and is staffed by two attending physicians (or one attending physician and one resident/fellow) and several medical students. The SRFC’s mission is to meet the health needs of uninsured individuals while providing longitudinal clinical, organizational, leadership, and health disparities education for significant numbers of students.

A fire in February 2013 destroyed the Faith Medical Clinic building that housed the SRFC; however, the clinic soon resumed operations in the old Pinckney Public Library and has now moved to its new location in downtown Pinckney at 103 E. Main St. in Pinckney. Please see the press release on the Medical School website for more information on the clinic, and the gifts that contributed to its reopening.

The SRFC gives students experience in running all aspects of a primary care clinic, before they reach the clinical training years of their medical education. Additionally, the students in their third and fourth years experience first-hand taking care of the patients and mentoring the first- and second-year students. Faculty physicians have been instrumental in this education process.

Faculty interested in volunteering can send an email to: volunteer-srfc@umich.edu. For more information on the SRFC, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/freeclinic.

Web Address: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/freeclinic

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