SON joins healthcare outreach collaboration
In another initiative to prepare the next generation of health care providers and support their community, Radford University School of Nursing (SON) faculty and students will join the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic July 22-24 in Wise, Virginia.
The team will join other volunteer healthcare professionals to deliver services to area residents as part of RAM's effort to provide medical care through mobile clinics in underserved, isolated or impoverished communities.
Eight Radford students will join Assistant Professor of Nursing Kate Brennan and Nursing Instructor Kemberly Campbell to see thousands of local citizens who rely on the no-cost clinic to meet basic health care needs. Most clinics provide general medical, dental, vision, preventive care and education.
“This is a valuable outreach by different healthcare disciplines and volunteers to work together and make a difference, “ said Campbell. “The Remote Area Medical (RAM) outreach effort allows our students the opportunity to experience first-hand community healthcare delivery and gain valuable clinical experience.”
Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based, nonprofit, volunteer medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and around the world. RAM was founded in 1985 and the group's work was originally confined to Third World countries, but later shifted toward the U.S.