Recently members of our board attended the NY Conference for Student Run Clinics. This conference allows students from medical schools all over the state who participate in their medical schools’ free clinics to come together and share best practices and brainstorm about potential issues facing the clinics and how to overcome them.
The outgoing Pharmacy Chairs also presented a poster on a quality improvement project to improve utilization of the clinics reimbursement policy while decreasing the cost for both the clinic and the patients. The changes to the work flow that they implemented positively impacted the running of Weill Cornell Community Clinic and they were able to share this success with the other clinics of the state.
Our members found the conference very helpful in allowing the trading of ideas for the improvement of the clinic and fostered a shared sense of purpose between the students of different schools.