The ICC is a student-led clinic, with RFU students volunteering to serve on a patient care team. Students greet patients and check them in, and are the first people to meet with the patient before consulting with the attending provider to help develop a care plan.
Outside the clinic, students schedule patients and coordinate their continued care efforts, recruit community partners, coordinate student volunteers and lead fundraising efforts. Students can volunteer as frequently as their schedules permit, and every student volunteer obtains valuable experience working as part of a team and serving patients. They also gain a better understanding of the obstacles underserved populations face in terms of healthcare. To volunteer, students can either participate directly through the clinic, or join the Interprofessional Clinic Initiative, the student organization that facilitates the operation of the clinic.
All providers at Interprofessional Community Clinic are faculty at Rosalind Franklin University who volunteer their time to serve the community while educating students in an clinical setting. Our providers represent a diverse team of healthcare professionals.
Because many of our patients are comfortable communicating in Spanish, we offer interpretation services so patients can communicate in their chosen language. Because we see a large number of patients who want to use an interpreter, we are always looking for people who speak both Spanish and English to help facilitate patient appointments. It’s an opportunity to work on your language skills and get involved in the community. It is not necessary that you be affiliated with the university or that you know medical Spanish terminology. If you are interested in volunteering as an interpreter or would like more information, please email email@example.com.
The clinic is committed to working with community partners in North Chicago. We have partnered with other health clinics in the area, public libraries and shelters to reach a large audience of prospective patients and to educate our community on the services the ICC offers. We have also partnered with the Health Department and have worked to grow our access of resources in order to benefit the patients of the ICC. We continue to expand our outreach into the community in order to serve patients in a variety of ways.
Our current community partners:
- Lake County Health Department
- Mano A Mano
- North Chicago Think Tank
- RFUHC Community Care Coaches
- Waukegan Community Health Workers
- Waukegan Public Library
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can get involved.