Patient Health Advocates is a collaborative effort between student advocates and UCLA physicians whose mission is to connect underserved patients to helpful resources in their communities that can improve their health and wellbeing. Advocates are paired with residents and attendings to help improve patient care.
Patient Health Advocates shadows residents and attendings at UCLA’s Witherbee Foundation Children's Health Center, Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center and Internal Medicine Suite in order to carry out social casework with patients of all sociodemographic statuses, income levels, ethnicities and ages.
In addition, the program’s training curriculum has been specifically tailored to include relevant public health topics, Spanish lessons and clinician panels, allowing members to fully serve UCLA Health patients and physicians. All members will also learn to utilize and update specific databases of community resources for underserved populations in the greater Los Angeles area.
Recruitment is now open for the 2019 - 2020 academic year to undergraduate students of all majors, years and backgrounds. Patient Health Advocates recruits once per year, in the fall. Applications are due Sunday, September 29th at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
Come learn more about Patient Health Advocates, upstreamism and how you can impact patient lives in a clinical setting at our information session.
When: Wednesday, September 25 | 6 - 7 PM
Where: Hedrick Movement Studio
Email Ethan with any recruitment questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you cannot attend our main information session, please join us for one of the SCOPE-wide information sessions:
When: Thursday, September 26 | 5-6 PM
Friday, September 27 | 5 -6 PM
Where: Ackerman 2408
Training for new members is held in Fall Quarter on Mondays from 6-8pm. Members will receive 2 units of upper division credit upon completion of training course.