U-M Medical School’s student-run free clinic helps students, patients via new technology

The U-M Medical School’s student-run free clinic has received a $30,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, to bring technology-based patient education to the clinic.

Representatives from Verizon and the Medical School leadership visited the clinic on June 24 to see the new technology in action, and learn how it’s being used to enable hands-on learning for the students who run the clinic and educate the uninsured patients who come to the Pinckney facility.

The grant grew out of the clinic team’s desire to offer patient education materials tailored specifically to the needs of the patients who visit the clinic. After exploring a number of online health education applications and websites, and consulting with faculty and a student from the U-M School of Public Health, the students decided to create a website.

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