Jjkim89

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Jul 6, 2008
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so i came into contact with a physician and he said this via email:

Thanks, Jonathan. It seems the only opportunity is to attend the Chicago
Community Health Clinic on Chicago Avenue near Western. I do not have
the contact info, but Dr. xxxxxx does. Her email is above.
The reason for this is that there are several regulatory requirements
that would need to met by students who are not medical students in order
to observe or participate in medical care. These include training on the
security and confidentiality of medical records.
This is not an issue for "free" clinics such as the one above, where
charges are not made for services to patients.
Let me know if concerns.

So.... does that mean that i can only shadow physicians that do free clinics?
 

DrChuck24

~Keeping Faith~
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Feb 24, 2008
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wow..i have never heard of that..only at free clinics?? interesting...i got to shadow at a hospital with no problem..or application to volunteer office..i guess it differs at every place..:shrug:
 

Sangria

10+ Year Member
Oct 2, 2008
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Medical Student
so i came into contact with a physician and he said this via email:

Thanks, Jonathan. It seems the only opportunity is to attend the Chicago
Community Health Clinic on Chicago Avenue near Western. I do not have
the contact info, but Dr. xxxxxx does. Her email is above.
The reason for this is that there are several regulatory requirements
that would need to met by students who are not medical students in order
to observe or participate in medical care. These include training on the
security and confidentiality of medical records.
This is not an issue for "free" clinics such as the one above, where
charges are not made for services to patients.
Let me know if concerns.

So.... does that mean that i can only shadow physicians that do free clinics?
No, not only free clinics. You probably would have to do something that volunteers routinely do- undergo security and confidentiality training. This would prob only take a couple of hours and would be basic things like signing HIPAA forms and going over things like spills, personal protective equipment, bodily fluids and what to do if things like infant abductions and fires happen
 

fightinI

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Oct 25, 2007
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Medical Student
No, not only free clinics. You probably would have to do something that volunteers routinely do- undergo security and confidentiality training. This would prob only take a couple of hours and would be basic things like signing HIPAA forms and going over things like spills, personal protective equipment, bodily fluids and what to do if things like infant abductions and fires happen
It's harder shadow "under the rador" due to increasing liability issues. And whoever you spoke to just doesn't want to set up all the HIPAA junk for you.

To keep your life simpler in the future, speak directly to an attending physician. He or she will be able to sneak around with less hassle.
 
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