Chesapeake Care Clinic
The Chesapeake Care Clinic is a safety-net clinic, focused on providing quality health and dental care to the uninsured and low-income population in Chesapeake. This clinic puts students in an attending physician supervised environment in which they can interact with underserved individuals from the community. The clinic offers care in many dimensions, providing an outstanding opportunity to witness various procedures and specialties at work. Students will personally explore the dynamics of safety-net care, get an appreciation for the challenges of transportation and social services underserved patients must navigate, and will work on process improvement in many dimensions of the clinic.
Examples of tasks students may undertake:
- Defining a systems approach to treating Diabetes and Hypertension in this context.
- Conducting Choosing Healthy Options for Wellness – healthy living workshops.
- Developing and implementing a successful lab: Identifying process, budget and patient service requirements.
- Providing Health Education in the waiting room.
- Investigating EHR and EMR systems and their optimal use in this community clinic.
- Managing histories: Defining optimal processes for updating, maintaining and clinical use.
- Volunteer coordination: Defining how volunteers may be optimally employed in a safety net clinic.
Learn more about EVMS Medical Education Service Learning requirements.