Wesley Health Center

Bi-monthly emails from CHIP Leader, Kelly Daus, will be sent out with our sign-ups. 

Program Overview

The Wesley Health Center (WHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves the population of downtown Phoenix, many of whom are medically underserved and may not otherwise have access to care. 

WHC is open all day, but medical students and an attending family medicine physician run the night clinic from 6:00-10:00pm on Tuesdays, and Thursdays. On a typical night, 6-8 patients have appointments scheduled at the night clinic. Each student may end up seeing 1-3 patients. WHC has 8 patient rooms and an in-house lab.

What to Expect

  • MS1's and MS2's work alongside MS3's and MS4's under supervision of an attending physician

  • A portion of the population the WHC serves are ESL (English Second Language) and for some visits one of Wesley's interpreters may be included in your encounter

  • Students should expect to be involved in all clinical aspects of patient visits, including:

    • Rooming their patient

    • Obtaining and recording vital signs

    • Taking efficient patient histories

    • Performing physical exams

    • Seeing or doing procedures

    • Lab studies

    • Documentation (SOAP note) - students' notes are submitted to the attending physician for approval and constructive feedback BEFORE leaving for the night.

  • Students should expect the Wesley Health Center to be a fun and educational experience that allows them the opportunity to connect with patients, improve your skills and prepare you for clerkships while providing a much-needed service in our community!

Get Involved!

  • MS1s can participate after completing clinical skills training and Wesley orientation

  • Look for the Wesley Health Center in the bi-month CHIP email

  • One shift at Wesley earns each volunteer 4 CHIP hours

  • If clinic has to be cancelled, each volunteer will still receive 1 CHIP hour


Professional dress - no white coats, ties are discouraged
or Scrubs

  • Stethoscope and other physical exam materials you use
  • ROS/SOAP note outlines (new students)
  • A pen
University of Arizona and Phoenix Biomedical Campus IDs


Learning Objectives

    - Comprehend the cultural, financial, and social influences on health in a clinic dedicated to the underserved in Phoenix.
    - Competently perform history- taking, physical examination, laboratory work, and diagnostic testing in a clinic dedicated to the underserved in Phoenix.
    - Practice and perfect the knowledge and skills obtained in the Doctoring curriculum while providing respectful and effective patient care.
    - Competently document medical encounters.

    - In the 3rd and 4th years of medical school, competently supervise underclassmen and participate in helping them to achieve LO's 1-4 above.

Program Leadership

Clinic Director:     Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD MPH

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Learn more about all the providers here: 

Student Leaders:     Valeria Vasquez and Rand Hanna

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about the community-centric clinic that is the Wesley Health Center!

Hello! We are your new WHC student leader for 2017.  We are here to facilitate monthly scheduling for night clinic and to answer any questions you may have related to Wesley.  You can expect monthly e-mails from us regarding sign-ups. Slots may go quickly, so make sure to keep your computer or phone nearby!