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First-Time Volunteers

Here is some information about our clinics so you can get the most out of your experience at EAC.

  • Clinic hours are dependent on the site and can be found along with links to maps on this site’s For Patients page.
  • Please dress professionally (ties for men) and don’t forget your stethoscope.
  • There will be several student officers in charge of running clinic.  They’ll be there to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.
  • For questions about volunteering, please contact the specific site director or email equalaccess@gmail.com
  • Professional Students: Sign up to volunteer online here. If after signing up, you can no longer make it, please let your class know that a spot has opened up.

We encourage you to do as much as you feel comfortable with.  This typically includes the history, physical exams, writeup and presentation.  Of course, you aren’t expected to know exactly what to do and will be paired up with a more experienced volunteer as appropriate.  The schedule will be explained in more detail at clinic, but here is a general outline:

  • HOQI volunteers will perform patient intake and bring the charts in as they finish
  • You’ll go visit your patient and perform a “History and Physical” with a senior student
  • Next, the case is written up while you wait to present to a resident/attending
  • After presentation to a doctor, the team will head back to see the patient together
  • Wrap up your notes, treatment plan, and referrals