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C-VIP provides the opportunity for volunteers to experience the clinical aspects of health care through patient contact and volunteer involvement. Volunteers assist physicians, nurses and administrators who are then able to share their perspective with their volunteers through mentorship and clinical training.
Time invested in the program proves invaluable, as it provides each volunteer with a hands-on, didactic personal learning experience in a real clinical setting. CVIP Volunteers are respected as professional members of the patient care team. As a result, they gain an insiders' understanding of the operations of a community clinic— an experience which helps them determine their specific course for future academic endeavors.
This program, specifically geared towards the pre-medical students, will provide the opportunity to get clinical experience and mentorship at the Crossroad Clinic. This program is unique in that it is a year-long commitment where students will be able to directly communicate with patients as a case manager, work on the clinical end of patient care, and establish a relationship with the providers there. They offer very flexible shift times that can accommodate the course load of many students.
C-VIP Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide service-based, experiential learning for pre-medical (pre-health) students in the Cincinnati community. This is achieved by partnering with leaders in primary care as a way to empower students to be changemakers in their own community through solidarity with the poor.
• Build relationships with patients and the community
• Support and learn from primary care providers through hands-on interactions
• Be proactive and engaged in providing accessible health care to a diverse patient population
• Innovate new ways in which volunteers can participate in improving the delivery of care
• Have a permanent and lasting effect on patient care and pre-medical education in our community
• Guide the next generation of healthcare professionals by providing an immersive and formative experience in primary care medicine
Applications and interviews are only permitted during one of 3 application cycles during the year (the weeks prior to Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer).
Current Application Cycle
If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter stating your interest in the program and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org between 8AM Sunday, November 17th and 8AM Saturday, November 23rd.
Upon receipt of your cover letter and resume, you will be sent a link to the online program application to be completed before 8AM Sunday, November 24th.
Your application will not be considered complete until all three pieces (cover letter, resume, online program application) have been received. Cover letters, resumes, or applications submitted before or after the designated time period will not be considered.
After an initial evaluation of the applications, we will invite eligible applicants to interview. Here, you will go through an interview process with members of staff and current interns for acceptance into the rotation’s group of interns.
For more information about applying, please visit this website: http://crossroadhc.blogspot.com/p/application-information.html. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Students wishing to count this opportunity as an honors experience should submit an Experiential Learning Project Proposal relating their goals for the experience to one of the honors thematic areas. Please read the instructions for submitting a proposal for review and speak with your honors advisor if you have questions.