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Ivy Tech Students, Faculty Volunteer At Medical Clinic In West Virginia

Posted On November 13, 2017

Press release from Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College Health Sciences students and faculty members joined hundreds of other volunteers this fall to provide basic medical, vision, and dental care at a free clinic in Charleston, West Virginia. Students interacted firsthand with community members and offered assistance in many areas. Photo provided.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Ivy Tech Community College Health Sciences students and faculty members joined hundreds of other volunteers this fall to provide basic medical, vision, and dental care at a free clinic in Charleston, West Virginia. Students interacted firsthand with community members and offered assistance in many areas.

The 15 students and faculty members partnered with Remote Area Medical in October to see 512 patients and aid in administering $221,249 in free services. Some individuals seen at the clinic traveled more than two hours to attend the two-day clinic. Students are already brainstorming fundraisers to prepare for a spring trip.

“This was a great experience for us all,” said Jesse Terrill, a medical assisting student. “We had the chance to get to know our classmates and bond with instructors. I got to be a part of something meaningful, as well as use some of the skills I am learning in school.”

The Ivy Tech students who participated were Amy Payne of Lawrenceburg, Caitlyn Feldkamp of Dillsboro, Cody Deerberg of Metamora, Daisy Santana of Aurora, Desiree Hulsey of Aurora, Gavin Williams of Milan, Hannah Rode of Batesville, Jesse Terrill of Aurora, Kendall Schlemmer of Lawrenceburg, Kristina Cowan of Lawrenceburg, Russina Moore of Versailles, Sara Sams of Sunman, Shyla Prince of Patriot, Samantha Weiler of Batesville, and Tonya Riley of Milan.

Ivy Tech faculty and staff members who participated included Monica Bolton, Program Chair of Medical Assisting and Healthcare Specialist; Katie Morton, Nursing Program faculty member; Elizabeth McCann, Medical Assisting adjunct faculty member; and Jackie Koch, Health Sciences Division administrative assistant.

Remote Area Medical is a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that delivers basic medical aid to people in the world’s inaccessible regions by offering medical care through mobile clinics in underserved, isolated, or impoverished communities.