Iowa City Free Medical Clinic
June 12, 2011
As a volunteer at the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic I've been given the opportunity to interact with the staff and patients who present to the clinic. The staff working the clinic are extremely welcoming to all patients. Patient privacy is respected by workers and volunteers alike. Patients are told honestly what they can expect from the clinic (treatment, care, help finding insurance). The clinic offers a variety of services for both acute and chronic health problems. Different services (ex. dermatology, physical therapy) are available at certain times throughout the month.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Enjoying the opportunity to advance my medical knowledge while helping people who don't have medical coverage receive treatment for their ailments.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
continue to recruit volunteers from the hospitals and the community to volunteer with this great organization.
Volunteer & I took patient histories, performed physical exams and with the assistance of staff attendings diagnosed and treated patients who presented to the Free Medical Clinic.