PA Students Named EAC Officers

Published: March 19th, 2018

Category: feature

Equal Access is a network of student-run free healthcare clinics established by the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. In collaboration with UF faculty and staff, health professions students volunteer their time to provide care for the medically underserved in the community.  Clinics are held most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at different locations. Please visit the website http://equalaccess.med.ufl.edu/about-us/ for additional information.

Marlee Knuth was the first PA student to ever serve as an EAC officer, a role traditionally filled by medical students only.  Now a clinical year student, Marlee has been able to continue as an EAC officer at the Eastside Clinic.  Going forward the School of Physician Assistant Studies is happy to announce that three of its 1st year students – Vanessa White, Donna Berezowski, Farah Hadjimiry – were recently appointed EAC officer positions at representative locations. 

Responsibilities include organizing and supervising clinic nights, recruiting attending’s, scheduling, advising, reviewing and editing SOAP notes by student volunteers, ordering diagnostics, maintaining patient records, patient follow-up, organizing community resources, maintaining records for grant writing purposes, and developing advertising for the clinic.  Additional responsibilities include serving as a liaison to UF’s PA school: speaking engagements and dynamic communication with the faculty and students. 

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