The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is a student-run free clinic in south Minneapolis that serves underrepresented and underinsured patients. A student board oversees the clinic, and care is provided with appropriate oversight from licensed health professionals and students.
Students from the schools of audiology, dentistry, law, medical laboratory sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health (including healthcare administration and nutrition), and social work volunteer at the clinic to promote interprofessionalism and provide holistic care.
All care is free, no insurance necessary and we always have Spanish interpreters on site to help with translating medical visits. Our goal is to provide everyone the opportunity to receive free, quality health care regardless of their insurance situation, citizenship status, or financial background.
Physical Exams, Sports Physicals, Contraception/Birth Control, Women’s Health (Including Mammograms on Women’s Health Nights), Dispensing Pharmacy, Pharmacy Care, Pediatrics, Well Child Visits, Diabetic Treatment, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Dental Screenings and Education, Mental Health Counseling, Assistance with medical and nonmedical services (Medical Assistance and MNSure), STI and HIV Testing and Counseling, Pregnancy Tests, Referrals, Blood Pressure Checks, Cholesterol Testing, Blood Testing, and Urine Testing
PHYSICIAN PRECEPTOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CLINIC
Enthusiastic medical preceptors are critical to the success of the PNC. Preceptors work with a team of students from a large number of Health Professional Schools. These students coordinate and follow every aspect of the patient’s care in the clinic. The medical preceptor’s role in the patient visit is to provide medical guidance and teaching to the student medical staff throughout the history, physical exam, assessment, and plan of each patient. Preceptors are also responsible for reviewing and signing the notes written by the healthcare team in the EMR (EPIC), writing prescriptions, and signing the patient’s visit summary to ensure that all orders were completed and reviewed.
PREFERRED TIME COMMITMENT
A medical preceptor’s volunteer time commitment is up to the individual; on average, most preceptors decide to volunteer about once monthly. Some preceptors volunteer weekly and others once a semester. Residents volunteering through their residency program often volunteer 1-2 times weekly for a month-long rotation.
Phillips Neighborhood Clinic
2742 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
The clinic is open from 6 pm–9 pm on Monday and Thursday evenings, with medical preceptors staying until approximately 10 pm.
REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Preceptors must complete the application form (unless employed by the UMP) and provide proof of all required materials and licensing, including liability insurance that covers the PNC. Both attending physicians and residents in Minnesota are eligible to apply.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR VOLUNTEERS
Preceptors must provide proof of liability insurance that covers the PNC.
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in volunteering with the PNC as a medical preceptor, or to arrange a visit to tour the clinic and discuss the opportunity, please email Anvita Singh, Medical Preceptor Coordinator, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic or Jake Woodruff, Human Resources Chair, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic.