Clinic days are one of the most demanding but rewarding parts of being a member of Mobile Clinic. Once a month on Tuesday nights, members of our organization join doctors from The JWCH Institute and the Keck School of Medicine as well as other volunteers from both organizations including medical, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant students. Patients from the shelter are able to come in with any medical concern and are seen by all members of the medical team. If medication or follow up treatment is needed, the team works closely with the remaining volunteers and undergraduates to provide a follow up appointment and further medical attention.
Undergraduates are responsible for intake processing, assisting the patients during all aspects of their care at clinic day, and accompanying the patients to their follow-up appointments, if necessary. As volunteers, undergraduates are HIPAA certified and have also received training in suicide prevention. Though the focus of clinic days is providing health care to Los Angeles' homeless community, it is also a valuable learning experience for students who wish to pursue careers in medicine or health care related fields.