Stories from the Southwest: Free Health Clinics in Tucson, Arizona

Publish Date: 
Oct 5 2023
Hannah Korah and Prem Thirunagari

Hannah Korah (HK): In a time when we began medical school online during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our preclinical medical education was lecture-based. This meant my experiences at the free health clinics affiliated with our institution were more valuable than ever in introducing me to patient care. As the state of Arizona is home to significantly large border and Native American populations, these clinics serve as the only point of health care contact for many underserved and marginalized communities. This made my experiences not only valuable for personal and professional growth but also served to deepen my understanding of health care disparities that exist in the United States...

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