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Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer with Equal Access Clinic Network (EACN) Health Outreach and Quality Improvement Program (HOQI). Our dedicated undergraduate students volunteer alongside physicians and UF medical students at our clinics in a variety of ways. Our volunteer positions are a valuable experience for any student pursuing a healthcare career, and more importantly, provides care for our local underserved community in the Gainesville area. Please see below to see below how you can be involved:

HOQI Undergraduate Volunteer Program:

HOQIs play a pivotal role in patient care. Engaging directly with incoming patients, they excel in tasks ranging from data entry to essential clinic duties at our primary care clinics. Beyond the clinic setting, these volunteers take charge of coordinating patient follow-ups, including prescriptions, test results, and specialty service referrals. HOQIs are also offered opportunities for certifications in HIV Testing, Spanish-language translation, and participation in ongoing research. Their commitment entails a 3-hour office shift (Monday-Friday), a weekly clinic shift,  and participation in general body meetings.

In our office environment, HOQIs provide invaluable support by managing patient care during daytime hours. Responsibilities encompass listening and reporting patient concerns via phone and email, providing information about EACN and community resources, and mastering our internal and external referral networks to ensure patients’ needs are met post-clinic. Furthermore, we encourage HOQIs to lead a quality improvement project, leaving a lasting impact on underserved communities in Alachua County through EACN. We seek candidates who are proactive, adept problem-solvers, collaborative team players, and who share an interest in social determinants of health, healthcare delivery, and patient care.

This program can fulfill course requirements in the following programs: Health Education & Behavior; Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Health Disparities

For Applicants, please keep the following requirements in mind:

  1. You must be enrolled at the University of Florida and have an active @ufl.edu email address/GatorLink account.
  2. As a UF undergraduate student, you must have at least 3 semesters remaining.
  3. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  4. You must plan to attend training sessions on select Sunday evenings/Saturday mornings (no more than 2 per semester).

If you have any other questions feel free to contact:

HOQI Undergraduate Analytics Team:

The performance improvement unit of EACN primarily manages all administrative and clinical IT systems that are used as part of operations and research. In addition with managing the IT systems, the group also manages data quality for all data collection instruments involved. Secondarily, the group conducts quality improvement and observational panel studies to inform management decisions that are aimed providing better care to patients. Students that may benefit from work with this division include, but are not limited to, those that come from academic backgrounds of statistics, prehealth, health administration, and information systems management.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact:
Oliver Nguyen (HOQI Analytics Director): olivercn4@ufl.edu
Anshul Daga (HOQI Analytics Project Manager): anshuldaga@ufl.edu

HOQI Dental Clinic Team (not operational currently)

Thank you for taking the time to apply to the Equal Access Clinic Network through our Health Outreach and Quality Improvement Program (HOQI) for the dental clinics. The dental clinic operates Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm. Please be aware that only applications completed in full will be considered. In order to volunteer with Equal Access Clinic Network, you MUST be a current undergraduate student able to satisfy a three-semester consecutive minimum volunteer period, beginning with the Spring term of 2020.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Andrea Nazari (EACN Dental Site Coordinator) at anazari@ufl.edu.