A group of undergraduate students at the University of California at Irvine are staffing a free clinic for low-income, underserved patients that also would prepare the students for healthcare careers. Free healthcare staff: Very attractive in a country with the world’s most expensive medical care!
Most of the students at the An Lanh Clinic in Garden Grove are pharmaceutical and biology majors, but the facility also has students studying to be Vietnamese and Spanish translators. And the clinic is recruiting students in informatics and computer science to develop an easier-to-navigate Web site, the Los Angeles Times reports.
About 40 UCI undergrads staff the clinic, according to Andy Nguyen, a senior who is the facility’s student president, told the paper that about 40 UCI undergrads work at the clinic. Physicians, other healthcare professionals and medical students also volunteer their time there.