Beyond Clinic Walls
Beyond Clinic Walls is a student-run, geriatric-centered service provided by EVMS students in the city of Norfolk. Volunteers hail from varied medical disciplines and, working in teams and by referral, visit older citizens in Norfolk on a biweekly basis. The students spend time with their clients, talk about their medical issues and challenges and monitor their client's day-to-day lifestyle. While they do not function as home health aides, the student volunteers aim to develop meaningful relationships with their clients and help them maintain their independence and quality of life. The program provides organizational structure, resources and continuity of care to develop and support meaningful relationships between student volunteers and older adults in the Norfolk area. Learn more about EVMS Medical Education Service Learning requirements.