Letting Medical Students Run the Clinic | The Atlantic

Great examination of the student-run clinic. However, this article makes it seem like the students are running wild with only the distant oversight from the supervising physicians. In all of my experiences [1], there is strict oversight with the supervising physician always going in after the medical student to visit with the patient and conduct their own relevant exam. I am biased (of course) but I believe student-run clinics provide a valuable service to the community and benefit the medical students who participate in them, both in terms of clinical learning and exposure to health disparities.

  1. For anyone interested, the University of Kansas medical students run the JayDoc Free Clinic.  ↩