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Student Run Clinics

Fleur de Vie NOLA East Clinic
Fleur de Vie NOLA East is a student-led clinic hosted at NOELA Community Health Center. The New Orleans East community has seen primary care services grow since Hurricane Katrina, but the area continues to lack access to hospitals and specialist care. Our clinic uniquely offers specialty care that includes Hematology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Hepatology, Neurology, and Gastroenterology. First- and second-year Tulane medical students are guided by third- or fourth-year students as a precepting team. After seeing a patient, teams will present to the attending physician and work together to develop their assessment and treatment plan. Our precepting model at this unique clinic provides students with an exciting opportunity to practice their clinical skills in a variety of different fields of medicine within the context of working with a diverse, underserved population.

Common Ground Health Clinic
Common Ground Health Clinic is a nationally recognized patient-centered medical home in New Orleans. The clinic provides primary, integrative, and educational services to over 400 patients each month at their location in Algiers on the West Bank. With a strong mission statement reading “Solidarity NOT Charity”, Common Ground is committed to helping meet the primary care needs of the uninsured and under-insured members of our community. They look to provide quality integrative health care for the greater New Orleans community, and develop programs to address community health care needs and education for preventive self-care. In addition, the clinic also aims to create an environment conducive to patient, staff and volunteer learning while also promoting an anti-racist paradigm. Their in-house services include primary care, social work, wellness education, counseling and medical interpreting in Spanish and Portuguese. Students will conduct intake by obtaining patients’ vitals, medical history, and chief complaints.

Grace House
Grace House, a partner of the Bridge House rehabilitation center, provides both long and short-term residential treatment programs for women with drug and alcohol addictions, regardless of ability to pay. This newly established student-run clinic (operating since February, 2012) currently provides these women with their state-mandated intake physicals, prescriptions, and out-of-clinic referrals. First- and second-year Tulane medical students are guided by third- and fourth-year students and perform the initial history and physical exam. They then present their findings to an attending (from the OB/Gyn department at Tulane) and help form an assessment and treatment plan for each patient.

Ozanam Inn
Ozanam Inn is a homeless shelter located in the Warehouse District. Ozanam Inn Student-Run Clinic is a partnership with Ozanam Inn to improve access to health care for the diverse and underserved population in New Orleans. Our clinic brings health care directly to the residents of Ozanam Inn, providing in-house clinical services including primary care, TB testing, HIV testing, and flu vaccination, and as well as referrals for specialized care. Under our precepting model, students work directly with an attending physician to coordinate care for our patients, either through screening for chronic disease, developing treatment regimens for acute conditions, or making a targeted referral. Our clinic provides a flexible and dynamic atmosphere for students to hone their clinical skills and to confront social determinants of health that extend beyond a patient’s chief complaint.

Fleur de Vie Ruth Fertel Clinic
Fleur de Vie Ruth Fertel Clinic is a student-run community health care clinic. It was founded by Tulane University School of Medicine students and faculty in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as New Orleans struggled without reliable health care. Today the clinic operates jointly with Access Health Louisiana at Ruth U. Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center to deliver primary care to an underserved patient population. Fleur de Vie is committed to two goals: providing affordable high-quality primary care to our community, and creating hands-on innovative learning environments for medical and allied health students. This clinic offers check-ups, health screenings, physicals, and patient education and is currently rolling out HIV testing and counseling. We also have Spanish interpreting services available. Fleur de Vie encourages students to become culturally-sensitive team members that act with integrity, creativity, humility, and humor to build patient-centered care plans.

Bridge House
Started at Tulane in 1999, Bridge House Wednesday clinic provides medical care for men with drug and alcohol addictions who have entered Bridge House’s long-term residential treatment program. With guidance from upperclassmen, first and second year medical students serve Bridge House residents in several ways. They perform full histories and physicals exams while also coordinating follow up care, referrals, in-house consults, prescription medications, and other clinical needs. They practice presenting to attendings from Tulane’s Family Medicine program and residents from East Jefferson’s Family Medicine program. As a team, they assess a patient’s needs and come up with the best possible treatment plan while practicing clinical skills in a low-stress learning environment. Additionally, Bridge House provides HIV and TB testing and counseling to patients in conjunction with the Wednesday clinic.

Bethel Colony South TB Clinic
Bethel Colony South TB Clinic is located at a drug rehabilitation center sponsored by the Bethel Colony South Transformation Ministries. Men make a six-month voluntary commitment to live at the rehabilitation center in order to overcome drug and alcohol addictions. This grassroots organization is entirely self-funded and can support 120 residents with housing, food, clothing, counseling services and re-entry education. At the end of the six-month period, the ministry helps the men find jobs, further their education, and reunite broken families. In order to stay at the center, the men must be tested for TB by Tulane medical students at the clinic. PPD tests are administered on Mondays and read on Wednesdays, and all positive test results are referred to the Wetmore Clinic. The Bethel Colony South TB clinic provides medical students with invaluable clinical experiences while giving back to the New Orleans community.

 

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