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MDGH 600 Sophomore Clinical Experience in Low Resource Local Communities
Students will work in a local clinical setting to gain exposure to clinical, cultural, and economic practices in underserved populations. Under the direction of healthcare professionals, students will take and observe the history and physical exams, and provide health care screening and education to patients. Students must complete 20 clinical hours during the school year. These hours can be done at different clinics. Clinical sites can include the Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC), New Life Volunteering Society (NLVS), Old Irving Park, and the RFUHC Community Care Coach.
1 - 2 credit(s)
MDGH 625 Interprofessional Clinic Initiative: Executive Officer Administration
The Executive Officers (EO) of the Interprofessional Clinic Initiative (ICI) design and develop administrative projects benefiting the Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC), while working interprofessionally with students and faculty to operate the clinic. Barriers to health care are most often initially realized by the healthcare practitioners, while administrative efforts are key to overcoming these barriers (e.g. developing interpreter relationships to overcome language barriers, transportation programs to overcome geographical barriers, etc.). Combining both aspects involved in healthcare delivery will give students a unique opportunity to further their development as future healthcare professionals.
A more detailed explanation of ICI/ICC and the roles of the Executive Officers of ICI can be obtained from the ICI constitution by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The ICI is a student organization dedicated to running the ICC, the first interprofessional student-developed free clinic that serves the community of Lake County with interdisciplinary primary care.
MDGH 801 Senior Clinical Experience in Low Resource Local Communities
Enrollment can be at any time. Clinics attended may be spread out during the year.
This senior elective facilitates the development of the qualities and abilities necessary to work as a physician in low-resource settings. Students identify and develop a clinical, research, or program/project development experience for a medically underserved area or population in the United States.
Students can take this elective for one, two, three, or four weeks. These weeks do not need to be consecutive. Students must complete 30 clinical hours in a low-resource clinic for each week of senior elective credit. These hours can be completed at different clinics. Clinical sites that qualify are low-resource sites such as the Interprofessional Community Clinic, New Life Volunteering Society, Salud Ofrecida a Latinos (SOL), and the Community Care Coach. Other sites must have approval from Dr. Olivier.
Students may complete a project, such as an interprofessional case study or production of low resource patient information, as a substitute for up to 20 percent of the required clinical hours.
Students must complete a reflection describing their experience, and they must complete a patient reflection form for 10 patients.