Clinical Training

The Office of Community health envisions:

  • Community-based clinical training will be widely available across medical specialties
  • The student-run Cardinal Free Clinics will be institutionalized and financially sustained as a training program and a community benefit.
  • All community-based clinical training will be accompanied by education and training in population health.

The OCH currently provides undergraduate and medical students with an enriched opportunity to work in community-based clinical settings.

Community Health Advocacy Fellowship

The Community Health Advocacy Fellowship trains undergraduate students to provide direct service hours and conduct capacity-building projects in local community health centers and free clinics.


Cardinal Free Clinics

The Cardinal Free Clinics are student-run free clinics that provide an access point into medical care for low-income, uninsured individuals in our local community while developing future professionals in health care.

We would fall short of really doing something significant if we forgot about the communities that surround us - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally - because at the end of the day, they are whom we serve.

- Former Dean Philip A. Pizzo

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