Annual Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) coming up in July 17-20, 2014 at Wise, Va
The annual RAM Clinic held in Wise,Va each year provides free health care to an estimated 6,000 people at the local Virginia-Kentucky Fairgrounds.
Volunteers including physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, radiologists, podiatrists, respiratory therapist, lab technicians and students go to Southwestern Va for the three-day clinic.
Health care services provided include comprehensive screening for diabetes and hypertension, procedures such as mammography, colon cancer screening, retinal screening using telemedicine technology, chest x-rays, pulmonary function studies and some gynecological procedures. Full dental services are offered by faculty and students from the VCU School of Dentistry. To complete the full spectrum of healthcare, ophthalmology services provide complete eye examinations and a full-service eyeglass lab, where free eyeglasses are made on the spot.
Dr. Michelle Whitehurst-Cook, Associate Dean for Admissions and family physician, recruits students and physician volunteers for the RAM Clinic, coordinates and attends the clinic with the volunteers. An information and orientation meeting for the 2014 Ram Clinic will be held in early spring of 2014. If you are interested in volunteering or want more information in the meantime contact Clarisse Harton at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 804-827-4160 or Dr. Whitehurst-Cook.