PHC awards new medical student grants December 12, 2018By Jill Scott Medical Student Grants Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is pleased to continue its long-standing tradition of funding medical students’ initiatives to support community health. More specifically, our Medical Student Community Leadership Grant Program funds medical student initiatives to support health-related educational, advocacy, community service and outreach programs. Organizations can receive up to $1,000 to support these efforts. This year, we are pleased to announce that we are funding the following initiatives: Pop-Up Clinic at San Bernardino Health Fair in which UC Riverside medical students will expand the reach of the San Bernardino Free Clinic – a clinic that has served primary care services for underserved patients – by creating an ancillary pop-up clinic at the San Bernardino Health Fair in January 2019. Medical Excellence in Phlebotomy in which California Northstate University (CNU) will train medical students in drawing blood at the student-run Clinica Tepati so as to optimize patient visit time in the clinic and enhance the patient experience. Kid’s Health Day at California Northstate University plan will provide hands-on exposure to the field of medicine and encourage elementary, middle school, and high school students in pre-health pipeline programs to pursue a career in medicine. Peer Educators at a Teaching Kitchen housed at the UC Irvine Family Health Center will teach UC Irvine School medical students to provide practical nutrition training for patients with chronic disease. Women’s Health Fair in which UC Davis medical students will expand the mobile mammography clinic at Knight’s Landing to offer mammography services at a community women’s health fair. Please consider donating to PHC so that we can continue to support medical students as the learn their trade, gain leadership skills and engage in community-benefit activities.