Einstein Community Health Outreach: Application

Dear Pre-med/Pre-health Students, Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) is recruiting summer volunteers for 2013. Located in the South Bronx, ECHO is the first student-organized clinic in the New York metropolitan area, serving patients from the five Boroughs and parts of Westchester County. Our mission is to provide free primary care for people who lack health insurance or cannot afford insurance and healthcare. Run by the medical students of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ECHO provides routine medical exams, social services, and counseling, as well as referral services to physicians associated with the Institute for Urban Family Health (IUFH), Montefiore Hospital (Einstein affiliate), and Lincoln Hospital. During the school year, ECHO is staffed by pre-medical and pre-health students on the administrative side. Your work includes patient registration, health education, translation, research, and clinical shadowing. Our Saturdays begin when we meet at the clinic at 8:15. We open at 8:30 a.m. and register patients until noon. The day’s work is generally completed by 3 or 4 p.m. depending on the number of volunteers and the volume of patients. Your health forms MUST be completed and returned with your application in order to be considered (this includes a blood test/titer showing immunity to MMR and Varicella, a PPD test, and proof of tetanus immunization). The forms may be downloaded from our website, http://www.einstein.yu.edu/echo. You are not required to receive Hepatitis B vaccination or titers. In addition, email a passport-sized photo to kchiu19@gmail.com or mail it in with your completed forms. If there are any problems regarding the health forms (i.e. with insurance, payment for tests, submitting by deadline), do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest in ECHO. Please visit our website http://www.einstein.yu.edu/echo to learn more about us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at kchiu19@gmail.com or email Kim Ashayeri, the Project Director at echoprojectdirector@gmail.com. Best Regards, Kimmie Chiu Albert Einstein College of Medicine Class of 2016 ECHO Pre-Health Coordinator
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