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M3/M4 Volunteer Information

Volunteer Sign-Up: Login to GiveGab to sign up for a clinic day! Click here to sign up today! (You must be signed into GiveGab for the link to work).

  • We currently have 8 slots for M3/M4 students.

  • Sign-ups are usually posted the Tuesday before the Saturday of the clinic day.

As a third or fourth year student, you are probably comfortable with the way the clinic functions. There are 2 ways you can volunteer with the clinic:

  • Team Leader (Olutade Award) - these are the 8 volunteer slots posted on GiveGab. You will be leading a team of students comprised of M0-M2 students and a pharmacy student during your clinic day.

  • Family Medicine Clerkship Volunteer - this is a required portion of the M3 Family Medicine Clerkship, and thus, will not count towards the Olutade Award. M3s volunteering in this category will be assigned to assist team leaders in patient care, similar to the other students on the team.

If this is your first time volunteering at the clinic, it might be a little anxiety-inducing to lead a team of students for the first time. We are still working on an M3/M4 video, and will have it posted soon, In the meantime, some things that M3/M4 students are responsible for as team leaders include: ​

  • Collecting vitals (i.e. blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc)

  • Measuring blood glucose levels using a glucometer

  • Collecting blood from patients for laboratory testing

  • Performing a comprehensive physical exam

  • Writing patient notes

  • Making treatment plans for patients

  • Presenting patient encounters to physicians

  • Teaching underclassmen and other students about common pathologies and treatments used at JFC

You are encouraged to teach and delegate some of these tasks as appropriate to younger level students, if they are comfortable with doing them! At JFC, one of our main focus areas is education, so do your best to involve students at each level in patient care​.

If you're unsure about doing any of the things listed above, don't be nervous! There are at least 2 members from the JFC Board supervising at the clinic that day. Feel free to ask questions and get clarification on anything you may be uncertain of. Additionally, there are multiple physicians available to you throughout the clinic day. ​

Check out our FAQs for more information.

Awards

Joyce Olutade Award

The Dr. Joyce Olutade Chief Student Clinician Award (aka Olutade Award)

The Olutade Award is a recognition of students who have demonstrated commitment to helping the uninsured in Jackson by regularly leading a team at the JFC. The award will be given to any student who completes the criteria as follows:

  • The student must lead a team 8 distinct times, according to the following schedule:

    • 4 times from July to December of 2019

    • 4 times from January to May of 2020

    • (NOTE: this is NOT the same as last year’s requirements.)

  • Students may not co-lead a team. Only one student will be designated as team leader on each team to qualify for the award.  

  • Volunteering as required by the Family Medicine clerkship does NOT count toward one of the eight required dates.

  • To sign up to be a team leader, students must sign up via GiveGab (it’s typically listed as “M3/M4” on GiveGab). Students must also sign in as team leader at the clinic to be recorded.

Student Educator Award

The Student Educator Award is a recognition of one upper level medical student who has demonstrated the following attributes:

  • an exceptional commitment and skill in teaching his or her lower level medical students (i.e., M1 or M2)

  • persistent advocacy for student participation in team roles

  • a strong desire to create a positive learning environment at the JFC.

 

Nominations for this award will be voluntarily made by lower level medical students, indicating the upper level student being nominated and the reason for nomination. In May of 2020, one student will be chosen from the nominations by the JFC Board of Directors to receive the Student Educator Award.