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R.E.A.C.H. Redefining Expectations About Careers in Health

Are you thinking about starting a health-related career? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to pump up your resume?

You have arrived at the right place!

R.E.A.C.H. is a volunteer experience sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista at the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program that provides college-age students with interest in a health-related career with the opportunity to shadow, volunteer, and to be mentored by Family Medicine residents in an ambulatory clinic setting.

Description: During 12 weeks, you will gain exposure to the medical field through Front Desk/ Referrals Desk Rotation, Medical Assistant Shadowing Rotation, and Resident Shadowing Rotations. You will receive didactic lectures on common diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and addictions. Lectures include a public health component and discussion of health care disparities, often encountered first hand in the clinic. You will be taught some basic clinical skills during didactic sessions.

The students prepare a short case presentation about a patient they have seen while working in the clinic. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the experience.

Contact:
East Niles Community Health Center
7800 Niles Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306

PHONE: 661-328-4284
Ext 7325 (Sandra Lopez)
Ext 7363 (Dr Hector Arreaza)