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ELEC 5041 Homelessness & Addiction



Course Director: Richard Usatine, MD

This course is for MSI and MSII year students with a special interest in learning about issues surrounding homelessness and addiction and how these issues relate to the provision of healthcare to underserved and vulnerable populations.  Throughout the course of the academic year, students will attend monthly sessions on campus to discuss these issues in-depth.  Professionals in these fields will also present to the students the current state of healthcare in these populations.  In addition, students will attend clinic sessions at the six Student-Run Free Clinics (Student-Faculty Collaborative Practice).

Course Objectives:
  1. To increase awareness about homelessness, and how it relates to healthcare
  2. To increase awareness about addiction, and how it relates to healthcare
  3. To prepare first and second year students for working at Student Run Clinics (Student-Faculty Collaborative Practice)
  4. To encourage student teaching within all four years of medical school
Course Requirements:
  1. Monthly class sessions
  2. Clinical hours at Student-Run Free Clinics (Student Faculty Collaborative Practice)
If you are interested in the course, please contact