Benefits of Student Run Clinics:
Interdisciplinary student run clinics in Canada have been found to be beneficial in being able to provide effective patient-centred care to communities. These organizations not only are able to serve their communities, but also foster the learning of future healthcare professionals. By providing students with collaborative, community-based learning opportunities students and community members mutually gain. Benefits to community based learning includes developing socially accountable future health professions, developing leadership and management skills among students, and the fostering of connections between different health system partners. This is particularly true with underserved communities (Holmqvist, Courtney, Meili, & Dick, 2012).
There are other student run clinics across Canada like us. For more information on these, please follow the links below:
Saskatoon – SWITCH
Winnipeg – WISH
British Columbia – CHIUS
Toronto – IMAGINE
Edmonton – SHINE