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<p>As an organization composed of students at the Jacobs School of Medicine, community health workers, and physicians, the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing free healthcare to the uninsured and under served patients of Buffalo, New York. As the only medical student body in the area, we undertake this work in order to provide a service to the community in which we are educated. In addition, we hope to encourage a long-term, professional interest in community health in medical students and other health professions students who gain experience at our clinic. We aim to remediate some of the barriers to healthy living and access to preventive medical care in underserved communities. In the pursuit of this goal, we provide resources to help connect uninsured patients with the means to access continuous medical care, and provide education about healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention in order to encourage health literacy. We hope to provide these services in a partnership with the members of the community in which we work by building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, so that we can best serve the unique needs of our specific patient population. </p>
Grants Coordinator: Alicia Supernault
Gynecology Coordinator: Meiyi Shi
Community Affairs: Joel Braverman
STD Coordinator: Danielle Dickson
STD Coordinator: Patrick Salemme
Volunteer Coordinator: Laura Ackerman
Administrative Affairs: Grace Trompeter
IT Coordinator: Austin Iovoli
Treasurer: Eric Jorgensen
Fundraising & Outreach: Andrew Knapp
Undergraduate Coordinator: Drew Gaddi
Dr. Susan Schwartz
Dr. Harry Metcalf
Dr. William Blymire Jr.
Lighthouse Free Clinic runs every Wednesday night. Sign up information for medical students goes out at the beginning of each semester.