Announcements

DISCLAIMER:

- If you are at risk for suicide, homicide or other harm or injury, please call 911.  If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  It is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-8255.

- Riverside Free Clinic is a Student Run Free Clinic that collaborates along with University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. If you have any medical related questions, please direct your questions to your own personal physician. 

 

 

Policies and Regulations

Attendance

  • To remain members (not be dismissed from the RFC), volunteers are required to attend a minimum of 4 clinics per quarter.
  • To receive credit for attending a clinic, volunteers must arrive by 5:00 PM and sign in at the front desk unless given prior approval by the undergraduate president to arrive later.
Sign-Up and Dropping
  • Sign-ups are done through the iLearn page. Instructions are provided whenever new clinics become available for sign-up on iLearn.
  • Clinic sign-up is finalized on the Sunday evening before the clinic. No changes can be made after this date.
  • If an emergency arises and you can no longer attend the shift you are signed up for:
    • Remove yourself from the iLearn sign-up page
    • AND email the undergraduate president to inform him/her.
Duties at Clinics
  • Set up the clinic: organize tables and chairs, bring all equipment and supplies upstairs.
  • Before medical students and physicians have arrived, report to front desk for instructions.
    • Responsibilities include: signing in patients, pulling up/returning/creating new patient files, filling out top portion of Social History forms, filling out medication reconciliation forms with the patient.
  • Shadow medical students throughout patient care process: Interviews, physical exams, consultations with physicians, ordering medications (or work within your RFC committee).
  • Clean up and break down of the clinic: Wipe down all tables and chairs, take down all equipment and supplies, before leaving get the approval of the person you checked in at the front desk with.
  • Assist in other aspects of the clinic as directed by Medical/Undergraduate Officers.
  • If you can not find something to do during clinic, see undergraduate president or front desk manager for instructions.
Restrictions
  • Undergraduates are not allowed to provide patient care.
    • If you are asked to take vitals, you may do so only if the medical student retakes vitals as well. If asked to take vitals, advise medical student of this policy.
  • Undergraduates are not allowed to enter information in the patient chart.
  • Undergraduates are not allowed to contact outside organizations on behalf of RFC without approval of the RFC Medical President.