Self-Discovery in Outpatient Clinical Practice

Rebecca Sarah Shragge

Abstract


Montclair Clinic is a student-run free clinic located in Montclair, California that provides free or low-cost healthcare services to low-income communities. While caring for these communities, students are exposed to the challenges medical professionals face in the setting of underprivileged areas, and must learn to straddle these disparities in order to deliver the best possible care. Despite the limitations we may find ourselves contending with through our patient encounters, it has reiterated the importance of the free clinic, for both the patient and the medical student experience.

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