Student Outreach Clinic

Student Outreach Clinic

Dr. Dieringer, Chief Resident of the Family Residency Program

Preceptor Spotlight

Meet our amazing community physician, Dr. Dieringer! Dr. Aaron Dieringer is the Chief Resident of the Family Medicine Residency Program here at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

"Working with Dr. Dieringer at the Student Outreach Clinic (SOC) is always an extremely rewarding experience. His genuine compassion, patience, expert attention to detail, and diligence in caring for patients truly embodies the kind of physician that I seek to become. From the first few moments in which he greets his patient to the very last, he succeeds in treating not just symptoms of illness, but rather addresses all aspects of a patient's health. His commitment to teaching the next generation of UNR Med physicians as well as his commitment to this community inspires students to continue to volunteer at the SOC every week."
Kiran Mathew, 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.