Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, and alumna Alene Anne Hokenstad (MSSA, 1990) will be participating in panel discussion in New York City hosted by CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder. “The Future of Patient Care: Preparing Healthcare for a New Model” will take place on Tuesday, April 15, at 6pm in New York City and feature discoveries and insights from CWRU’s health sciences deans and other national leaders. To RSVP, visit casemed.case.edu/alumni/IPE.html.
The “Leadership” panel discussion addressing how Case Western Reserve is poised to lead the healthcare transformation will be moderated by George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and will include Dean Gilmore. The “Healing” panel will address healthcare and the future patient and will include Alene Anne Hokenstad, who earned her MSSA from the Mandel School in 1990 and is now Senior Director at IPRO, a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services.
At Case Western Reserve, students in the schools of medicine, dental medicine, social work, and nursing are prepared to become practice-ready healthcare providers through a unique model of interprofessional learning. Now in its fourth year, The Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development (I-LEAD) Program provides students with collaborative, small-group learning opportunities that are woven throughout each school’s curriculum. With the support of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the approach is yielding powerful results: a student-run free clinic that now includes social work students from the Mandel School, a foot clinic for homeless Clevelanders, hypertension and obesity screenings at an urban elementary school, a public library for health literacy and more.
Mandel School students Gina Garrett, Eric Moizuk, and Stephanie Garcia consult with their preceptor, Barb Anthony (MSSA, 2004) at the Student Run Free Clinic on March 22, 2014.
PRESS RELEASE | April 4, 2014: In addition to medical attention for acute illnesses, Northeast Ohio residents can now turn to Case Western Reserve University’s Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) for social work services.
In a broad cross-disciplinary and interprofessional approach that stresses coordination and cooperation among multiple health professions, social work student volunteers from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences last fall joined students from the university’s medical and nursing schools to offer free services to the uninsured.
The acute-care, walk-in clinic, which opened in October 2011, is operated entirely by students, from check-in to discharge. It’s housed in the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, at 12201 Euclid Ave. in University Circle, easily accessible by public transportation. The clinic is open bimonthly on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers free care for patients with such acute medical needs as flu, strep throat and sexually transmitted diseases. The clinic also provides work physicals to patients who may not have a regular doctor.
Patient numbers continue to climb. Since the clinic’s opening, students have treated 551 patients, including 241 so far in the 2013-14 school year, according to first-year social work student Eric Moizuk, co-director of the clinic’s quality assurance.
The Mandel School Career Fair is today from 3 to 6pm at the Mandel Center for Community Studies (room 115). Students are invited to network and meet with local agencies that are actively recruiting, including the Achievement Centers for Children, Bellefaire JCB, Beech Brook, CEOCG, Connections: Health Wellness Advocacy, Crossroads, Lorain County Children Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (which will also be on campus tomorrow for additional by-appointment interviews), Ohio Guidestone, SAFY, Ravenwood Mental Health Center, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.
Other career development events for students this month:
April 9, 2014- Licensure Information Session: The ability to obtain a social work license is important since most states require a license in order to practice as a social worker. Licensure and certifications vary from state to state. This information session talks about licensure and licensure exams in general and information needed to complete this process. Location: MANDS 320BC 12:50pm – 1:50pm
April 11, 2014- Licensure Preparation Course: This workshop will review key concepts for those preparing to take any of the four categories of licensure examination. Location: MANDS 320ABC. There is a $55 fee for this course and it’s also open to the public. For more info or to register: http://msass.case.edu/ce
April 16, 2014- Job Search in Remote Locations: Are you leaving Cleveland for the sunny tropics, other locations in the United States or the world? This workshop will provide valuable information about the steps that will help you with job searches in other locations. Location: MANDS 320A 12:50 – 1:50pm.