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Free clinics in Dallas?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DianaUT06, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. DianaUT06

    DianaUT06 MS4

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    Does anyone know of some free clinics in the DFW area that I could volunteer at this year? Or better yet, has anyone volunteered at one in the area and really felt like they got some good experience from it?
     
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  3. Richspiders07

    Richspiders07 User - peruser

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    Parkland hospital is a good volunteer hospital... if you like coral colored jumpers... buts it almost the equivalent of a free clinic
     
  4. myKuduSlewaZulu

    myKuduSlewaZulu Kiss my 6 glutes Ike

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    I'll put a plug in for the one I volunteer at. It's associated with Mission Arlington (in Arlington, at just north of UTA) which is a large charitable organization. My premed advisor recommended it. It's faith based, but anyone can volunteer. You can do pretty much whatever you want, its mainly just volunteers there. There are two nurses who pretty much run the place (both are absolutely wonderful...one is a fiesty octagenarian). You'll also run into nursing students, MA students, and first/second year medical students from TCOM. There are a number of doctors that volunteer there, and they are really nice as well. One is an FP from Baylor and he gave me a lot of advice.

    You can check patients in, do histories, temp, BP, blood sugar, urinalysis, pregnancy tests, assist/shadow doctors, work in the pharmacy, etc. Because its a free clinic people start lining up a couple hours before it opens, and you'll see some strange pathologies. Their open on Mon, Wed, and Fri from about 8 or 9am to 1 or 2 pm; and on Tues from 6pm to 9pm. Its very family-like and informal. You don't have to commit to a schedule or anything. Just come in and leave as you please.

    All you have to do is call or show up and they'll put you to work right away. I liked it muuuuch better than volunteering at a hospital, because you just don't have all the liability issues. I got so bored at the hospital that I quit after a month.

    Their phone # is 817-277-9597. Since I got a job recently I haven't been in as much, but I really enjoy my time there. Here's the map:

    http://www.missionarlington.org/p/ma-map.pdf
     
  5. Vvandenn

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    And on a similar note, does anyone know of any free clinics in Corpus Christi?
     
  6. DianaUT06

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    Thanks so much, myKuduSlewaZulu, for the advice! That sounds like an awesome opportunity :D . When I move to DFW this summer I will definitely check it out.
     

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