Wesley Health Center
Bi-monthly emails from CHIP Leaders, Mariana McCune and Taylor Elinski, will be sent out with the link to the sign-ups.
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 every Tuesday and Thursday. WHC has 10 patient rooms and an in-house lab.
Students should expect the Wesley Health Center to be a fun and educational experience that allows them the opportunity to connect with patients, improve their skills and prepare them for clerkships while providing a much-needed service in our community!
MS1s can participate after completing clinical skills training (mini-OSCE) and Wesley orientation
Look for the Wesley Health Center in the bi-monthly CHIP email
One shift at Wesley earns each volunteer 4 CHIP hours
If clinic has to be cancelled, each volunteer receives 1 CHIP hour
Clinic Director: Jesselyn Gaona, MD
Learn more about all the providers here:
Medical Student Leaders: Jessica Dong and Emily Galloway
Facilitate monthly scheduling for night clinic
Answer any questions you may have about Wesley
Night Clinic Volunteer Coordinator: Mia Correa
Thanks for stopping by to learn more about the community-centric clinic that is the Wesley Health Center!
What to Expect
MS1's and MS2's work alongside MS3's and MS4's under supervision of an attending physician
A majority of the Wesley patient population are Spanish-speaking and for many visits you will be including a volunteer interpreter
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
OP (oral presentation)
Seeing or doing procedures
Documentation (SOAP note) - students' notes are submitted to the attending physician for approval and constructive feedback before leaving for the night
Dress code: two options:
Professional dress - no white coats, ties are discouraged
Stethoscope and other physical exam tools you use
ROS/SOAP note outlines (helpful if haven't memorized these yet)
A pen, clipboard
University of Arizona and Phoenix Biomedical Campus IDs
Comprehend the cultural, financial, and social influences on health in a clinic dedicated to the underserved in Phoenix.
Practice and perfect the knowledge and skills obtained in the Doctoring curriculum by competently performing history- taking, physical examination, laboratory work, diagnostic testing, and medical documentation.
Provide respectful and effective patient care.
In the 3rd and 4th years of medical school, competently supervise underclassmen.