When volunteer physicians attend the clinic they go to the office and get set up on with EMR credentials. The medical students will present the patient to the attending physician and discuss the management and workup together. Once the physicians are familiar with the case, they go into the exam room and discuss the assessment and plan with the patients and gather any other information they feel warranted. The goal of the physician is to not only assess and provide quality critical care for the patient, but teach the students the standards of care and answer any questions they may have. Physicians have said that this is a very rewarding experience as they have the opportunity to serve the community and help the next generation of physicians learn.
When students arrive at the clinic they go straight to the back office and await further instruction. A coordinator provides a brief orientation which explains the clinic’s EMR and the system by which the clinic runs. Students will be put into a team of 2-3 to see patients. First, students are assigned a patient and have the opportunity to review the patient chart beforehand. When they have completed the chart review, they call their patient back and begin the visit. After completing their portion of the encounter, students present the case to an attending physician and discuss their subjective, objective, assessment, and plan. The attending physician and medical team will return to the exam room and discuss the final assessment and plan with the patient, and help execute any further action plans needed.
If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Include CV, HIPPA certificate, level of education, and area of interest.
Languages commonly spoken at the clinic include: Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, and Punjabi. When translators come into the clinic they introduce themselves to the clinical coordinator for that day, then head to the break-room in the back to await an opportunity to translate. Medical students determine the need for a translator when they call their patients. The students come to the break room and ask if translators speak the language that the patient is requesting. During times when translators are not translating, they typically ask the front desk if there is anything that they can assist in. The translators give the patients a level of comfort in conveying their medical concerns.
If you would like to translate, please email email@example.com Include CV, HIPPA certificate, level of education, and languages spoken. No prior experience necessary.
Intern roles at IAMACF can be fairly fluid. Interns are able to discuss with their supervisor the projects that they would like to work on. In an ever-improving clinic, there are many different types of projects that interns can contribute to. Some projects that have been completed in the past include, surveying for quality improvement measures, compiling clinic demographics, creating poster designs, monitoring social media platforms, making informational packets, designing new clinic resources and more. Additionally, our interns are able to translate for patients and shadow physicians once they have completed their tasks for the day, allowing them to engage in patient interaction. Interns have the opportunity to attend outreach and advocacy events as well. The objective of the internship is to provide interns with the experience of a medical clinic workflow from both a provider point of view as well as administrative.
If you would like to intern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Include CV, HIPPA certificate, level of education, future goals, and expectations from the internship.