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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.