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Community Service

Medical students connect with the local community through a variety of activities. medicine1

The Community Project is a service-learning activity that links community service with reflective educational exercises. Students devote a minimum of 12 hours of service to the agency of their choice and present their experiences in small group sessions at the end of the year.

A number of free clinics provide medical students with the opportunity to volunteer while gaining clinical exposure. The Columbus Free Clinic​ is an OSU medical student-managed primary and urgent care clinic. The clinic is staffed by volunteer physicians and our medical students. Students are responsible for obtaining the volunteer physicians and medical student volunteers, submitting grant proposals for funding and stocking the clinic. 

La Clinica Latina is a free full-service health clinic for Spanish speaking individuals that provides on-going health care including gynecological care for women.

The Asian Health Initiative Free Clinic focuses on serving the needs of the Asian community through on-going health care.

The Physicians Free Clinic, an affiliate organization of the Columbus Medical Association, is the largest provider of free episodic and specialty health care in Franklin County. Since opening its doors to the public in 1993, it has served more than 30,000 patients.