Students Leading a Free Clinic: Lessons Learned About Digital Health in the Age of COVID-19

  • Marina E. Shatskikh University of California-Davis, United States
  • Anna Kirillova University of Pittsburgh Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California-Davis, United States
  • Lucy Z. Shi University of California-Davis Health, United States
Keywords: Digital Health, Free Clinic, Student-run, Underserved Communities, Telehealth, Safety Network

Author Biographies

Marina E. Shatskikh, University of California-Davis, United States

BS, BA.

Co-founder of the Nadezhda Clinic, a free, student-run clinic affiliated with the University of California-Davis School of Medicine.

Full-time medicinal chemistry research associate at Gilead Sciences, Inc

Anna Kirillova, University of Pittsburgh Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California-Davis, United States

BS. University of Pittsburgh Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California-Davis.

Co-founder of the Nadezhda Clinic, a free, student-run clinic affiliated with the University of California-Davis School of Medicine. She is currently a first-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh.

Lucy Z. Shi, University of California-Davis Health, United States

MD.

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Published
2020-12-17
How to Cite
Shatskikh, M. E., Kirillova, A., & Shi, L. Z. (2020). Students Leading a Free Clinic: Lessons Learned About Digital Health in the Age of COVID-19. International Journal of Medical Students, 8(3), 303-304. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2020.803
Section
Experience