Making A Difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers

Justin Singer
Free Clinic Volunteer: Justin Singer

“I spent four years teaching high school science to 10th graders in Dallas through Teach For America. My time in the classroom exposed me to the vast health disparities faced by individuals and communities across our nation, and it also helped me solidify my commitment to go to medical school and work to improve the lives of all of my patients. Before I had even started medical school, I had already heard about The Free Clinic and what an incredible place it was, not only as a learning environment for the students, but also as a place to engage with a high-need community in Lubbock. My own experiences at the clinic have proven all of this true. Each week, I am able to use the skills and knowledge covered in my pre-clinical years to improve the health of patients in need of assistance. I have learned more about myself and the type of physician I plan to become. My time at The Free Clinic reminds me why I chose the field of medicine and pushes me to be a better student and future physician.”

Justin Singer, is a third-year medical student from Marietta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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School of Medicine

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Since 1969, the School of Medicine has graduated more than 3,000 physicians. The school aims to provide quality lab space, recruit creative, innovative research faculty, and develop graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for lifelong careers in medical research.

Today, more than 20 percent of the practicing physicians in West Texas have graduated from the School of Medicine or its residency programs.