MACON – Mercer University School of Medicine's Class of 2017 recently presented Macon Volunteer Clinic with a check for $517.65.
Participating in the check presentation were (pictured above, left to right) Dr. Jean Sumner, dean of the School of Medicine; members of the Class of 2017 Dr. Jacob Fitzpatrick and Dr. Brittany Chandler; Rita McCurdy, executive director of Macon Volunteer Clinic; Angela Millett, volunteer coordinator for Macon Volunteer Clinic; and Dr. W. Patrick Roche, associate dean of student affairs for the School of Medicine.
The Class of 2017 selected the clinic as the recipient of the donation made up of funds remaining from the class treasury.
Macon Volunteer Clinic provides free primary medical and dental care, as well as non-narcotic medication assistance, to uninsured, working adults who live in Bibb County and whose income is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For more information, visit maconvolunteerclinic.com.
About the Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)
Mercer University's School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School's primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master's degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences.