Information for Medical Students

DSC_0642.JPGBy providing care to the underserved, participating in this clinic will give medical students experience and exposure to LGBTQI health issues that often fail to show up in the traditional medical school curriculum. Our clinic model is focused on student education, patient interaction and longitudinal care; older medical students work together with first years to interview, examine and plan medical interventions for the patients. They will present their assessments to the supervising attending physician to assure quality of care and provide an invaluable educational experience.

Students commit to being at clinic every Wednesday. They should expect to arrive at 6:30PM and stay until closing, which may be as late as 10PM. The clinic operates out of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York Charities (MCCNY) at 446 West 36th Street, accessible from campus by the A train.

In addition to clinic hours, time commitment includes:

  • A one-hour monthly meeting
  • One leadership meeting every two weeks for pre-clinical students
  • Occasional outreach events
  • Responsibilities for your individual leadership position

Students affiliated with Columbia University who interested in seeking a position or volunteering opportunities can contact qclinic@columbia.edu