Community Clinics off to a Great Start at Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church
On March 12 HOP hosted our first community clinic of the season at Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church. Led by our fearless Arc Clinic committee, volunteers were up bright and early prepping the clinic area and ensuring all health education presentations were up and running. First-year medical students ran stations including triage, vision examinations, respiratory and heart monitoring, blood pressure checks, blood glucose level evaluation and health education.
A few College of Medicine alumni generously contributed their time as resident physicians to provide patient consultations and expert guidance to our M1s throughout the day. The clinic remained busy for the duration of the day as patients received complimentary preventive care and had their medical needs attended to.
Volunteers noted that their favorite moments came in the conversations that they struck up with patients of all ages, as the students got to know those individuals they were caring for on a deeper level. Students reported that the clinic was a resoundingly positive experience and one they hope to repeat at the same site again in the future. For now, HOP is looking forward to more community clinics at additional sites throughout the Philadelphia area.