Medical Students Running Clinic in Peñitas

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Students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine on Saturday celebrated the opening of its first student-run clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano in Peñitas. The students will offer free primary healthcare services, under the supervision of UTRGV School of Medicine clinical faculty, to residents of the Pueblo de Palmas neighborhood and surrounding communities.
Students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine on Saturday celebrated the opening of its first student-run clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano in Peñitas. The students will offer free primary healthcare services, under the supervision of UTRGV School of Medicine clinical faculty, to residents of the Pueblo de Palmas neighborhood and surrounding communities.

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Peñitas, Texas The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine hosted a grand opening of its first student-run clinic. This took place at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano, 17617 Sabal Palm Drive in Peñitas.

The grand opening of the student-run clinic will begin with a ceremony, with comments from medical students and representatives from Proyecto Desarrollo Humano and the UTRGV School of Medicine. A host of activities were implemented, including free health screenings, tours of the clinic, information tables and raffles.

Student-run clinics provide free healthcare services to medically underserved communities. Medical students operate the clinic and treat patients under the supervision of clinical faculty. This student-run clinic will operate once a month at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano.

UTRGV School of Medicine students said they chose to start their first clinic in Peñitas because there is a high demand for healthcare services, but limited access to care. The students have built a relationship with the community and believe the clinic reinforces the School of Medicine’s mission to provide care to medically underserved areas.

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