Making a difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers

Free Clinic

“During the first two years of medical school, The Free Clinic was a great reminder of why I chose to pursue medicine as a career. For most, The Free Clinic is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience interviewing patients, improving physical exam skills, implementing some knowledge we are currently learning in class and communicating with upper level medical professionals. For me, it encompasses all of those things, but is most importantly a place I can have a real impact on patient care as a medical student.”

Amanda Weaver is a second-year medical student from Center Point, Texas. She attended Angelo State University for her undergraduate education where she earned a degree in Biology and played basketball for the Rambelles.

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School of Medicine

School of Medicine

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.