East Linn Community Clinic - Serving Others Through Education

April Cockcroft, Jaclyn Peick, Steven Kurtz


This Brief Communication reviews the Community Outreach East Linn Community Clinic background, operations and organization, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) clinic, and volunteer recruitment. The clinic is unique in that we are located in Lebanon, Oregon which is a rural small town with a population of about 16,000. The Community Outreach East Linn Community Clinic is staffed by Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest (WesternU COMP-Northwest) first and second year medical students, OMM fellows, and faculty-physicians. Clinic is held twice a month and is managed by one Community Outreach Health Services Coordinator and two second year medical student Clinic Coordinators from WesternU COMP-Northwest.  The clinic aims to create a healthier Oregon by reaching out to those in need of health services, to expose medical students early on to clinical decision making, and to highlight the importance of community involvement in medical education.

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