Pre-Medical Student Volunteers
Thank you all for your interest in JayDoc Community Clinic! Here is a quick introduction to our clinic and the pre-med volunteer role.
About the clinic
JayDoc Community Clinic is a student-run free clinic operated by medical and pharmacy students under the supervision of an attending licensed physician and pharmacist. This clinic aims to serve the uninsured, indigent and vulnerable populations in Wichita. A $5 clinic visit donation is requested, but no patient will ever be turned away for inability to pay. There is no additional charge to patients for services including labs, specialist referrals and diagnostic imaging. Patients are seen from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, both by appointment and walk-in at the Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis St. in Wichita. In addition, we see patients at the JayDoc Community Clinic-Wichita Outreach Clinic at 2825 S. Hillside St. from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings. Please note that clinic end times are variable depending on the number of patients seen.
Our main goal is to address the financial, cultural and linguistic barriers to health care access in Sedgwick County by providing primary care services and preventive education at no charge, integrated with on-site language interpretation. The clinic is open to anyone who is uninsured, especially the indigent population who are without access to basic health care.
About the position
This application is for the patient intake position at the clinic. This position is responsible for bringing patients back to an exam room, obtaining height and weight, and documenting a chief complaint. As time allows, you may be able to shadow students and attending physicians to gain clinical experience, while also witnessing the unique challenges of a safety-net clinic. As a safety-net clinic, creativity and adaptability are paramount in providing top-quality care to our patients, and as a pre-med volunteer, you will see firsthand how this process takes place.
Responsibilities for this position include approximately one to two shifts a month, either on Saturday mornings or Monday evenings. It is a year-long commitment with a one-term limit. The term will officially begin June 1 and end May 31 of the following year. There will be a required training session in May at the Guadalupe Clinic where we will review the position and fill out the required paperwork. Volunteers will be expected to cover shifts over the summer months (June - August), so please consider your current travel plans when applying, especially if you will be gone for the entire summer. There is a strict two (2) absence policy due to the importance of this position to our clinic; however, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can (and do) happen. In that event, it will be your responsibility to coordinate shift trades/coverage with your fellow volunteers.
Please fill out the following application. Then send it as an attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit your answers to one typed page and do not attach a resume/CV.
We will accept applications yearly from March 1 until April 10 at 11:59 p.m. Any applications received outside of this timeframe will not be considered. If accepted, volunteers are expected to attend a training session in May and start independently volunteering at the beginning of June.