UC Irvine Medical Students
Medical students are a vital part of the volunteer effort at the UC Irvine Outreach Clinics. MS1s and MS2s are required to enroll in and complete a course offered by the UC Irvine School of Medicine called “Social Medicine Elective” before they are permitted to volunteer at the clinic. In addition, we hope that they understand that the clinic is completely student-run, and many of the behind-the-scenes work must eventually be turned over to students. They can get involved by joining various committees, ranging from fundraising to volunteer coordinating, and take on a leadership role within the clinic.
Roles and Responsibilites
While at the clinic, the medical student’s most important priority should be treating the patients we see with the utmost respect and professionalism. Since our goal at the clinic is to provide the highest standard of care for our patients, we expect our medical students to take this responsibility seriously. They are expected to dress professionally and be prepared with a stethoscope and whatever notes they require for history taking. MS1s and MS2s will be paired with an MS3 or MS4 during the history-taking process. MS3s and MS4s are expected to guide the MSIs and MSIIs. Once completed, the pair of students are expected to fill out pertinent information on the EMR and also present to one of the attending physicians. The attending will then accompany them to complete the physical exam, diagnosis, and referral portion of the visit. MS1s and MS2s will then accompany the patient to the in-house services (Medications, Labs, and Referrals) so as to streamline their visit and to provide aid whenever possible. We at UCIOC hope that medical students are able to use their time at the clinic as a way to practice the skills in history taking and physical exams that they have learned in school, but they are also expected to contribute in any way that the clinic needs, whether that means filling positions in the lab, medications, clean-up, and set up. We are excited to have you volunteer with us!
How To Get Involved
At the begining of each school year we will have a general meeting about how to get involved with the UCIOC. We will announce this meeting through e-mail and flyers.
The UCI Outreach Clinic’s transition from the Hurtt Family Clinic to the Lestonnac Free Clinic is complete! We still do not have an official starting date, but in anticipation, here is the Lestonnac volunteer application, which Lestonnac requires these from all of their volunteers. You can either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a hard copy to the clinic on your volunteer date.
If you have any questions, please contact us through the contact us page. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!