Self-Discovery in Outpatient Clinical Practice

  • Rebecca Sarah Shragge Western University of Health Sciences


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.

Author Biography

Rebecca Sarah Shragge, Western University of Health Sciences
Rebecca Shragge is a student at Western University of Health Sciences at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Class of 2018. She graduated from University of California, Davis in 2012 with a B.A in International Relations with an emphasis in Peoples’ and Nationalities. After moving to San Diego, she worked at the county’s Refugee Clinic and UC San Diego’s student-run free clinic. Rebecca is the former Assistant Head Coordinator for one of WesternU’s student-run free clinics, Montclair Clinic, and recently received the University’s Robert E Corey scholarship for her advancement of human rights of all people regardless of race and socioeconomic status. 
How to Cite
Shragge, R. (2016). Self-Discovery in Outpatient Clinical Practice. Free Clinic Research Collective, 2(1). Retrieved from