S.H.O.W. (Student Health Outreach for Wellness: Inter-professional Homeless Clinic)


Program Description

In May 2013, a group of students from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix began planning a new student-run free clinic to better serve the homeless population of Maricopa County. This service-learning program was named the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Community Initiative. Since its conception, SHOW has gained tremendous support from volunteers and the greater community.

SHOW emphasizes interprofessional teamwork, fostering comprehensive health outreach and promoting novel medical education models. The various disciplines involved with SHOW include Medicine, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Audiology, and Public Health. This collaborative structure will be especially beneficial to UACOMP medical students in building interdisciplinary communication and leadership skills.

Student Leaders

Fatima Esquivel
Email: fhernan5@email.arizona.edu
Hello everyone, my name is Fatima Esquivel and am very excited to be part of this year's SHOW leadership team! My academic training is in global health sciences; I earned a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and master's from the University of California San Francisco. Projects that significantly impacted my path to medicine and interests include volunteering in a HIV/AIDS clinic in San Francisco, conducting research at the U.S/Mexico border surrounding access to care, and leading program development and implementation at the Maricopa County Public Health Policy Office. I hope to leverage these experiences to serve the SHOW community and best represent our medical school in this incredible partnership. If you have any questions or need assistance regarding SHOW, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Nancy Lopez
Email: nlopez5@email.arizona.edu

Hello everyone, my name is Nancy Lopez and I am looking forward to having a great year with SHOW! I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Global Medicine. Prior to medical school I worked closely with the Flying Samaritans and I helped organize medical missions to El Testerazo, Mexico. I also worked as a Study Coordinator for a NIH funded research project focusing on the nutritional health of end-stage kidney disease patients. As a SHOW leader, I will use my previous education and training to help foster growth within the clinic as well as provide opportunities for fellow medical students to participate in. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

Nishita Maganty
Email: nmaganty@email.arizona.edu
Hi everyone! I'm a first year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Neuroscience and Psychology. During my time in Tucson, I developed a passion for working with underserved and vulnerable populations, and I am excited to continue this work here in Phoenix with SHOW.

Faculty Advisors

Medical Director: 
Dr. S. Soumya Panchanathan, MD, MS

Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Stephanie Briney, DO
Dr. Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, MD



Clinic Hours and Location

Saturdays 8 AM - 2 PM

Health and Human Services Campus
220 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007

CHIP Hours Reporting Form

*you must be logged into UACOMPS under your UA account

SHOW CHIP Hours Reporting Form

Learning Objectives

  1. Become familiar with the socioeconomic barriers to continuous healthcare in the local homeless population
  2. Practice completing interviews, physical examinations, diagnostic assays, and medical documentation as part of a healthcare team
  3. Develop interprofessional teamwork skills through collaboration with students and faculty in medical, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and social work programs
  4. Participate in research to improve both healthcare accessibility and educational models
  5. Promote community health through advocacy and outreach event

Cancellation Policy

    If you feel you are unable to make it to your shift, please notify either Mia or I at least a week prior so that we can find a substitute for you. If you do not give adequate time for us to find a substitute, you will be docked the equivalent amount of hours that you were going to receive if you attended your shift.