Medical Students Bring Health Care To KC High School


Medical students at the University of Kansas Medical Center have opened a medical clinic at a Kansas City high school to provide free health services to students. The clinic is open twice a month, and nearly 200 of the school’s 1,200 students have registered to visit the clinic. These 200 students had their parents or guardians sign a release form and agreed to let their child be seen with or without the parent there. Students can receive sports physicals and immunization shots, and they also can be treated or referred for conditions like strep throat and mental health problems.

With this clinic, the medical students hope to share information on preventive health care with students. The clinic also provides an opportunity for high school students interested in a career in health care to learn more about various jobs in the medical community.