Volunteers

How To Volunteer

Students in Touro’s COM, COP, PA, and MPH programs volunteer to staff and run the Student-Run Free Clinic. Eligible students can sign up to volunteer on tustudentlife.com’s ‘Events’ page (where it says “Available?” click the “yes”). You will be informed a week in advance if you were scheduled for your “available” shift, so make sure to sign up early. More information about volunteering can be found at tustudentlife.com’s ‘How to Join’ page. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Touro faculty who are interested in volunteering at the clinic can see more information at our preceptors page.

What can I do?

  • Shadowing: Any TU student who is interested can shadow a shift at the clinic.
  • H&P: COM, PA, and COP students staff the clinic’s history and physical exam stations. COM, PA, or COP students will take a detailed history and COM or PA students will perform a physical exam. Students will then present the patient to the physician preceptor, formulate an assessment and plan, and then discuss with the patient.
  • OMM: COM students staff the clinic’s Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine stations. Students will take a focused history, perform a physical exam, present the patient to the physician preceptor, formulate an assessment and treatment plan, and then provide OMM treatment to the patient.
  • Triage: COM, PA, and COP students staff the clinic’s triage station. Students take vitals (BP, HR, RR, Temp, Ht/Wt/BMI, Pain) as the first step when patients arrive at the clinic.
  • Medication Review: COP students staff the medication review stations. Students will perform a personalized medication review, answer questions, and offer suggestions and patient education.
  • Health Management: MPH students staff the Health Management Program. Students will act as case managers, reviewing pertinent health information with patients who have chronic health conditions.
  • Translation: Any TU student who is fluent in Spanish can act as an interpreter to assist with patient communication.

Eligibility

  • All students are eligible to shadow a shift at the clinic at any time after completing Ask, Know, Empower training online.
  • EVERYONE: (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th years in all programs) must complete online training on Blackboard before volunteering at the clinic. All students are enrolled in a course entitled Ask, Know, Empower on Blackboard, which is comprised of four short modules meant to orient students to clinic flow, procedures and situations to be prepared for. You must also be registered on tustudentlife.com with your tu.edu email address since you will use this website to schedule your shifts. Please visit tustudentlife.com’s ‘How to Join’ page for more information.
  • COM: COM students will be able to sign up for H&P, OMM and Triage starting in the second semester of their first year after completing Ask, Know, Empower training online.
  • PA: PA students will be able to sign up for H&P and Triage starting in the second semester of their first year after completing Ask, Know, Empower training online.
  • COP: COP students will be able to sign up for Medication Review, H&P and Triage starting in the second semester of their first year after completing Ask, Know, Empower training online.
  • MPH: MPH students will be able to sign up for Health Management starting in their first semester after completing Ask, Know, Empower training online.