medical school http://michiganradio.org en Free student-run medical clinics provide health care to uninsured http://michiganradio.org/post/free-student-run-medical-clinics-provide-health-care-uninsured <p>It could happen in a field near an abandoned building in Detroit. Or a now-defunct library in a small rural town.</p><p>The locations may differ, but the mission is the same: medical students reaching out to provide health care to uninsured people.</p><p>The student-run free medical clinic is an outreach effort that’s offered by most medical schools. Usually, it’s staffed by first and second year med students who are responsible for virtually every aspect of the clinic. An M.D. is on hand to write prescriptions and confirm diagnoses. But it really is these med students who are giving most of the care.</p><p>What are the pros and cons of these free student-run clinics?</p><p>Jennifer Xu is a medical student at the University of Michigan. She recently wrote a piece for The Atlantic entitled “Letting Medical Students Run The Clinic.” She joined us today to tell us more about it.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:15:20 +0000 Stateside Staff 16335 at http://michiganradio.org Free student-run medical clinics provide health care to uninsured $7.5M fund aims to boost UM medical discoveries http://michiganradio.org/post/75m-fund-aims-boost-um-medical-discoveries <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A new $7.5 million fund aims to help University of Michigan medical discoveries move from the laboratory to the market.<br><br>The Ann Arbor school says Monday the effort will help its Medical School and its Office of Technology Transfer identify and advance medical research projects with a high potential of commercial success.<br><br>The fund will be called the U-M MTRAC for Life Sciences. MTRAC stands for Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization.<br><br>The effort is funded in part by a $2.4 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's 21st Century Jobs Fund.<br><br>It's one of several research commercialization efforts funded by the MEDC. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:05:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11502 at http://michiganradio.org $7.5M fund aims to boost UM medical discoveries Federal grant places 85 doctors-in-training in southeast Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-grant-places-85-doctors-training-southeast-michigan <p>A federal grant will put more primary care providers in medically-underserved areas of southeast Michigan.<br><br>The $21 million grant will help train medical residents in five federally-qualified health centers.<br><br>The program is a partnership between Michigan State University’s medical school and the Detroit-Wayne County Health Authority.<br><br>Chris Allen is CEO of the Health Authority. He says it will add much-needed primary care doctors to the medical safety net.<br><br>“And it ultimately will provide medical homes for the people who live in these areas, and thus not a reliance on the emergency room for their care," he said.<br><br>Allen says residents who participate in the program will be eligible for medical school loan forgiveness.<br><br>The plan is to train 85 residents over three years, starting next summer. Allen says after learning the practice in southeast Michigan residencies, the new doctors will stay in the area. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:05:42 +0000 Sarah Cwiek & Michigan Radio Newsroom 10183 at http://michiganradio.org Federal grant places 85 doctors-in-training in southeast Michigan Oakland University opens new medical school http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-university-opens-new-medical-school <p>Classes start today at the new, privately funded <a href="http://www.oakland.edu/medicine/">Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine</a> in southeast Michigan. It&#39;s the first of three new <a href="http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2011/03/066.shtml">medical</a> <a href="http://www.cmich.edu/x31899.xml">schools</a> expected to come online in the next few years.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3637 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland University opens new medical school Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation http://michiganradio.org/post/update-students-react-wmus-100-million-donation <p>Students of Western Michigan University are reacting to the donation of $100 million dollars to Western Michigan University for their medical school. <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/03/western_michigan_university_st_18.html">MLive</a> reports:</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:16:16 +0000 Steve Carmody & Michigan Radio Newsroom 1745 at http://michiganradio.org Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation