East Linn Community Clinic - Serving Others Through Education

  • April Cockcroft Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
  • Jaclyn Peick Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
  • Steven Kurtz Community Outreach Inc.

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

April Cockcroft, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
April Cockcroft is an East Linn Community Clinic Coordinator and a second year student at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest.
Jaclyn Peick, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
Jaclyn Peick is an East Linn Community Clinic Coordinator and a second year student at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest.
Steven Kurtz, Community Outreach Inc.
Steven Kurtz is an Community Outreach Health Services Coordinator and a fourth year student at Oregon State University.
Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Cockcroft, A., Peick, J., & Kurtz, S. (2016). East Linn Community Clinic - Serving Others Through Education. Free Clinic Research Collective, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.themspress.org/journal/index.php/freeclinic/article/view/236
Section
Brief Communication