Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) is recruiting summer volunteers for 2014
Located in the South Bronx, ECHO is the first student-organized clinic in the New York metropolitan area, serving patients from the five Boroughs and parts of Westchester County. Our mission is to provide free primary care for people who lack health insurance or cannot afford insurance and healthcare. Operated by the Institute for Family Health and coordinated by the medical students of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ECHO provides routine medical exams, social services, and counseling, as well as referral services.
During the school year, ECHO is recruiting pre-medical and pre-health students on the administrative side. Your work includes patient registration, health education, translation, research, and clinical shadowing.
Our Saturdays begin when we meet at the clinic at 8:15. We open at 8:30 a.m. and register patients until noon. The day’s work is generally completed by 3 or 4 p.m. depending on the number of volunteers and the volume of patients.
Please complete the online application form and email or mail in your health and IFH forms by May 2nd. Your health forms MUST be completed and returned with your application in order to be considered (This includes a blood test/titer showing immunity to MMR and Varicella, a PPD test, and proof of tetanus immunization). You are not required to receive Hepatitis B vaccination or titers. In addition, include a passport-sized photo with your completed forms or email it to Hope Williams. If there are any problems regarding the health forms (i.e. with insurance, payment for tests, submitting by deadline), do not hesitate to contact Hope.
The summer program will run from May 31st to August 23rd. While volunteers will not be assigned to come in every Saturday, applicants must be available for a vast majority of the summer.
Orientation will tentatively be held on May 27th at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Campus. Exact time and location TBA.