UConn and RAM Provide Free Healthcare for Underserved Community

A typical RAM weekend clinic.

A group of dedicated University of Connecticut students have partnered with the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) to organize a free health clinic for local Connecticut residents on March 1-3, 2024. The student-run clinic aims to provide vital medical, dental, and vision care completely free of charge to around 300 people in the area.

Brooke DiVasto

The clinic has been organized by UConn student Brooke DiVasto and three other students, who created a medical clinic club on campus to recruit over 100 student volunteers. Volunteers will assist with parking, patient intake, follow-up care, and general support roles during the 2-day clinic. The student organizers have collaborated extensively with UConn’s School of Dental Medicine, which is sending 25 dental students to provide care each day.

Inspired by witnessing a RAM pop-up clinic last year, DiVasto and her team have spent months planning and recruiting providers and volunteers to serve Connecticut communities in need. Their dedication illustrates the service-focused mission of UConn students and the university’s commitment to improving public health and wellbeing locally.

The March health clinic provides quality care to those lacking resources while giving students invaluable real-world experience. Based on community demand, DiVasto hopes to make the free UConn-RAM clinic an annual event, cementing UConn’s role as a leader in community service and care.

Read the full article by Sara Bedigian in The Daily Campus: UConn students offer free medical, dental and vision care to Connecticut community

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