Making a Difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers
“During the pre-clinical years of medical school, it is easy to bury yourself in books and never see an actual patient. Volunteering at The Free Clinic allowed me the opportunity to help those in need, which is at the heart of medicine. This experience reinforced the skills I was learning in medical school while providing much-needed health care to an underserved population. Through volunteering, I gained a better understanding of the roles of interdisciplinary care between different organizations such as social work and pharmacy. The sense of community and camaraderie that permeated from The Free Clinic enhanced an already extraordinary experience.”
Robert Wallette is a third-year medical student in Odessa, Texas and is from Abilene, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University for his undergraduate education where he earned a degree in Biology.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.
The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.
Equip Yourself with Lifesaving Skills – Know How to Stop the Bleed During National Stop the Bleed Month
Brittany Bankhead, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery for the Division of Trauma, Burns and Critical Care at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, said life-threatening bleeding can happen in everyday scenarios.
TTUHSC celebrated the completion of the School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program expansion May 16 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.