Pre-medical student volunteers have been given roles in language interpretation, data entry, patient intake, inventory and supply management, helping patients access low-cost or no-cost pharmaceuticals and fundraising. Volunteering requires a one-semester commitment of twelve or more hours per month. Four official executive staff positions are offered per year to qualified pre-health students.
We are currently accepting clinic volunteer applications. Please fill out our online application here.
The Student Outreach Clinic (SOC) is currently accepting applications for Interpreter positions until March 16, 2022. Primary responsibilities include interpreting/translating clearly and directly, attending at LEAST two clinics each month, carrying themselves in a professional manner including dress code, and being on time. Interpreters will additionally have consistent opportunities to shadow medical students during the clinic.
Interested UNR undergraduates are encouraged to apply, and graduate students are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email Cecilia Romero (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Melany Gomez (email@example.com) if you have any questions about the position."
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What others have said of their volunteer experience:
"Volunteering at the SOC placed me at the center of a unique crossroads where physicians, medical students, nutritionists, social workers, and many others work together to provide compassionate and thorough care to the underserved in our community. Every clinic provided me with invaluable conversations and experiences, as I saw first hand the complex nature of treating the whole patient. As a result of my interactions with both the SOC team and the terrific patients, I could not be more excited to pursue a medical education and career here in Nevada."
-Sareen Musselman, Fall 2016 SOC Volunteer
"Volunteering at the SOC has been one of the greatest opportunities in my life. The experience allows you to interact with patients, medical students, and physicians from various backgrounds. Throughout the process you learn what it takes to truly care for a patient and what it takes personally to work in the field of medicine. Anyone who gets the opportunity to volunteer with the SOC is beyond lucky."
- Krista Stocke, Fall 2016 SOC Volunteer
"The Student Outreach Clinic has given me the amazing opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience while also making a real difference in the health of my community. By volunteering in such a wonderful environment I have learned that medicine truly is my passion and that there is nothing more satisfying than helping those in need."
- Abel Edossa, Sophomore-University of Nevada, Reno
"My volunteer experience at The Student Outreach Clinic was amazing. The ability for our university to have this program and build a great relationship with community is truly unique. It was such an insightful experience to watch and learn alongside future providers and leaders in medicine."
-Alysa Mallorca, Senior-University of Nevada, Reno