Student Outreach Clinic

Student Outreach Clinic

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Preceptor Spotlight

Preceptor Spotlight- Dr. PassalacquaMeet our amazing community physician, Dr. Passalacqua! Dr. Brian Passalacqua is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine here at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

"Dr. Passalacqua is one of the most valuable physicians to the UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic. He is extremely dedicated to supporting the SOC and is an amazing provider and teacher. Every time I precept to Dr. Passalacqua I am impressed with his ability to create a comfortable and welcoming environment while at the same time pushing me to think critically and arrive at answers myself. He creates a safe space that I feel comfortable explaining my reasoning and asking questions. With every patient encounter, I learn another skill just by watching the way he interacts with patients and families. Dr. Passalacqua encourages a long differential diagnosis list, to think through possible next steps in care, and really pushes me to think as a physician. He always takes the time to listen to my thoughts even if they stray from the right answer, but then gives guidance to help me arrive at the correct diagnosis and plan. When I work with first year medical students, they are often very nervous to precept (as for most it is their first time). When we match to precept with Dr. Passalacqua, these students walk away feeling empowered in their pursuit to become physicians and excited for their next patient encounter. Dr. Passalacqua gives a significant amount of time and effort to the SOC and his skills as a teacher and provider are outstanding. We truly appreciate all he does to improve the lives of the patients at the SOC and his commitment to training countless medical students. Thanks Dr. Passalacqua!"
John Rolshoven, MSII
Director II, Student Outreach Clinic

The Student Outreach Clinic

The Student Outreach Clinic at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is dedicated to providing free, quality, medical care to the uninsured and to training future physicians in the compassionate practice of medicine. The Student Outreach Clinic offers free medical attention on a variety of health topics to the uninsured or underinsured community in Northern Nevada. Medical students gain hands-on experience under the direct supervision of licensed physicians to provide access to healthcare to individuals who would otherwise go without. According to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, 23% of Washoe County residents were uninsured in 2015 and 17,392 children went without health insurance. It is the goal of the clinic to reach this population and provide them with the medical attention they need to improve healthcare in the region and throughout Nevada.

Health care services offered by the Student Outreach Clinic include: screenings, diagnosis, lab services, x-rays, EKGs, blood pressure monitoring, some treatments and referrals. Social security numbers and immigration status are not required during the patient's visit at the clinic and most services are offered at absolutely no cost. The Student Outreach Clinic was founded on the principle of providing better access to quality medical care to the underserved population in Northern Nevada, while enhancing the education of our future physicians.

Thank you to the generous support from local organizations who help make the Student Outreach Clinic possible: Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Abowd and Rose Financial Group, and Patricia D. Cafferata, Esq. in memory of H. Treat Cafferata, M.D., in addition to all of the volunteers over the years who have dedicated their time to improving healthcare in Nevada.

About the SOC

About the SOC

The Student Outreach Clinic at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine provides free, quality, medical care to the uninsured and underserved population of Northern Nevada.

Services

Services

There are five clinics, Comprehensive/General, Pediatric, Women's, Geriatric and Dermatology, run by the Student Outreach Clinic offering screenings, labs, x-rays and other services.

Upcoming Clinics

Upcoming Clinics

Take a look at our agenda to find an upcoming clinic that will fit in your schedule and provide the services you need.