CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY – FREE CLINICS ELECTIVE
This elective provides an opportunity for third and fourth year medical students to provide clinical care at student-run free clinics while advancing their knowledge of the social determinants of health and the barriers that uninsured patients encounter in obtaining primary medical care and specialty care when needed.
Clinical Experience: Students will commit to volunteering for a minimum of 18 clinic sessions during their third and fourth years at the following clinics:
Students may replace up to 4 clinic sessions by working all day at one of the DOCS community health fairs for every two clinic sessions missed.
Jay Weiss Pathway Schedule
Monthly Lectures by Dr. Sonjia
Safe Space, LGBT sensitivity training on the second Monday of every month from 4:30-6pm (http://med.miami.edu/news/safe-space-program-begins-second-year-with-expanded-training-sessions1)
Diversity Discussion on the second Tuesday of every month (http://med.miami.edu/news/diversity-discussion-series-begins-june-14 )
Pre-registration is required for both events which occur in CRB975 and at least 7 participants must be registered in order for the sessions to be conducted. Participants register by emailing Ana Maria Quintana in the Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism (AQuintana2@med.miami.edu). On special occasions, the discussions will occur on alternate dates due to speaker availability, etc…and registered participants are notified of any changes during the registration process.