Making a Difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers
“I love the collaboration and teaching that goes on in the clinic between students, staff and physicians at The Free Clinic. Volunteering at The Free Clinic allows me to make a positive impact on this community by serving the people who depend on the clinic as their primary source of health care. It’s a great feeling caring for the patients.
My most memorable experience at The Free Clinic was with a patient who came in with worsening symptoms of heart failure. He was taking the maximum medications, but his condition continued to worsen. We sat and talked for a while, and I listened to him share his worries about the future. Even though there wasn’t much we could do for his condition, he felt relieved to talk to someone, to lift some of the burden. This experience reminded me that sometimes the best medicine is compassion.”
Elizabeth Cook, a second-year medical student, is from Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2009 from Texas Christian University. Before coming to medical school, she was an elementary school art teacher in the Dallas area for 5 years.
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.
The school, which is the sixth at the university, aims to train future health care leaders in population and public health.
The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy celebrated the Class of 2022 May 21 with its annual commencement ceremony.