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.

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 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!

Get Involved!

    • 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

Program Leadership

Clinic Director: Jesselyn Gaona, MD

Learn more about all the providers here:

Wesley Health Center Providers

Medical Student Leaders: Jessica Dong and Emily Galloway

Email: uacompwesley@gmail.com

Our roles:

  • Facilitate monthly scheduling for night clinic

  • Answer any questions you may have about Wesley

Night Clinic Volunteer Coordinator: Mia Correa

Email: mir2132973@gmail.com

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

      • Lab studies

      • 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

    • Scrubs

  • 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

Learning Objectives

  • 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.