Show: October 14, 2012:
- How do different subtypes of breast cancer affect treatment?
- Can cute images boost your brain power?
- What creates communication barriers between caregivers and health care providers?
- How can bacteria aid in weight loss?
- What has changed at the IUSM Student Outreach Clinic since its inception in 2009?
- Can our complex healthcare system be boiled down to a 200-page paperback?
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What has changed at the IUSM Student Outreach Clinic since its inception in 2009?
Interview: Charles Goodwin, M.D. /Ph.D. student, chair of the IU Student Outreach Clinic Board.
The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic recently celebrated four years of serving uninsured patients free of charge on the near eastside of Indianapolis. Since opening, the clinic has expanded to include students from Butler University School of Pharmacy, IU Department of Public Health, IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indy Krannert School of Physical Therapy, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and IU School of Dentistry. The clinic partners with local Neighborhood Fellowship Church, which houses the clinic every Saturday. On average, the clinic is capable of seeing 30 to 35 patients with acute and chronic conditions each Saturday -- patients who otherwise would not be able to attain care due to transportation and financial constraints. Charles Goodwin, M.D. /Ph.D. student is the IU Student Outreach Clinic Board chair. Goodwin discusses the importance of interdisciplinary relationships at the clinic and how the experience of volunteering at the clinic benefits students like him.