Website
http://cim.ucdavis.edu/clinics/asian_clinic/index.htm
Medical Director
Dr. Ronald Jan
Undergraduate Co Directors
Susan Lee
Alvin Lau
Liyi Straly
Established
1971
Clinic Address
6341 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819
Clinic Hours
Saturday: 8AM - 1PM (Primary care services)
First Sunday of Every month: 9AM - 12PM (Focused cancer screening clinic)

Paul Hom Asian Clinic is one of the seven free student - run clinics from UC Davis School of Medicine. This clinic is staffed by UC Davis undergraduate interns called Patient Advocates, medical students, and attending physicians from UC Davis Medical Center and throughout the Sacramento community.

The primary goals of Paul Hom Asian Clinic are to provide free primary care services to the medically underserved Asian Americans, to provide translation services in clinical settings for Asian immigrants, and to provide opportunities for medical students and undergraduate UC Davis students to gain experience in medicine.

Volunteer

Patient Advocate

The term, Patient Advocate, refers to an undergraduate intern at Paul Hom Asian Clinic. Patient Advocate (PA) acts primarily as a translator for a Cantonese, Mandarin, or Taishanese - speaking patients. In addition to this duty, the patient advocate is also expected to take vital signs, dispense drugs, and other administrative duties in order for clinic to run smoothly.

Recruitment

Recruitment for Patient Advocate (PA) occurs twice per academic year. Patient Advocates who are accepted for each recruitment has a requirement of a minimum of two (2) consecutive quarters commitment.

Recruitment for Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 quarters will occur in Fall 2014.

Any aspiring pre-health undergraduate students who can speak any one (1) of the languages listed previously are encouraged to apply.

Application

Application for Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 can be accessed here:

https://myhs.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/web/paul-hom-asian-clinic

Deadline is October 8, 2014

Committees

In addition to the requirement of attending a certain number of clinic days, Patient Advocates are asked to participate in one (1) committee. Each committee within the clinic provides specific services to the patients. The committees are what allow Paul Hom Asian Clinic to provide a more comprehensive care to our patients.

The committees include:

Covered California Committee

Diabetes Committee

Hepatitis B Committee

Mammogram Committee

Ophthalmology Committee

Patient Assistance Program (PAP)

OB/Gyn Committee

Cardiopulmonary Committee

Public Relations Committee

Benefits

Being a Patient Advocate comes with responsibilities and hard work. However, there are also benefits to being a Patient Advocate in the Paul Hom Asian Clinic.

In addition to gaining clinical experience, you will be able to network with UC Davis medical students, preceptors, and your fellow interns who have similar aspirations as you do. Moreover, you will be able to meet patients from a myriad of backgrounds.

Upon completion of the requirement for each quarter, each Patient Advocate can earn either a transcript notation or one (1) credit hour.

Contact

For any inquiries, please contact our Undergraduate Co-Directors:

Susan: sualee@ucdavis.edu

Alvin: alvlau@ucdavis,edu

Liyi: lmstraly@ucdavis.edu

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