IMED662H.11 (Las Vegas)
Community Outreach Clinic

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Community Outreach Clinic
  • Short Name: IMED662H.11 Comm Outreach Clinic
  • Course Number: IMED662H.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Department: Department of Internal Medicine: Las Vegas
  • Department Contact: Anthony Terrell
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: This is a longitudinal rotation over the semester and may be taken concurrently with other rotations. (See special notes.)
  • Preceptor: Rebecca Edgeworth, M.D., VMSN Medical Director

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine: Las Vegas to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Conduct focused and comprehensive interviews
  • Perform focused and comprehensive physical examinations
  • Describe community health and social service programs available to underserved populations of children, adolescents and adults as well as families
  • Demonstrate culturally sensitive health care interactions with persons from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Function effectively as a member of the health care team
  • Deliver patient education information
  • Advocate health promotion and disease prevention
  • Participate in various activities and projects in the clinic
  • Describe the health care team and assemble an effective team of student volunteers
  • Work with attendings to ensure smooth provision of care in clinic during UNR Med sessions

Description of Rotation

The primary site for this rotation is the Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) clinic in Paradise Park (4770 Harrison Street, Las Vegas). The clinic will operate on Tuesday evenings under the auspices of UNR Med faculty. Community faculty will also be present on Wednesdays and Thursdays for daytime clinics. The emphasis of the clinic is on the provision of primary care including but not limited to health screening and assessment, immediate health services, medication refills, health education, referral for specialty and community services. The student will work with UNR Med and community faculty in providing care to this underserved population. The elective student will also coordinate the volunteer student participation in the VMSN evening clinics including orientations etc.

References/Materials

None

Evaluation Method

Based on student participation, feedback from team and observations of student performance summarized in the preceptors' written evaluation and ratings on a standard evaluation form. In addition assessment of student organization will be assessed with feedback from student volunteers.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Clinics are usually 4 hours each. Credit is based on 40 hours so that ten clinics would provide one week elective credit. Administration of the UNR Med aspect of the clinic volunteers would also be included over the duration of the semester for a total of 40 hours providing one week of elective credit - (total for elective 2 weeks elective credit)