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Pre-Med students offer free health screenings

November 12, 2008 12:00AM

Members of the Pittsburg State University Pre-Med Club are doing some hands-on advertising for the PSU Free Clinic, while earning valuable experience at the same time.

About 30 members of the club will be working in shifts this weekend, manning a health screening booth at the Pittsburg Meadowbrook Mall. The health screenings are free and open to the public. Students will be offering cholesterol, blood glucose level, and blood pressure testing.

The booth will be set up in front of Bath and Body Works. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday. Mag-Lab, a medical testing laboratory in Pittsburg, will be assisting the students in processing blood work.

Kylie Quick, president of the Pre-Med Club, said members are volunteering their time to help get the word out about the Free Clinic, which is located at the Wesley House and is open from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Local physicians work with students to attend to the medical needs of those without health insurance. The clinic, the only of its kind where undergraduates get to work directly with patients, sees hundreds of patients each year and treats a variety of ailments.

"A big part of this is just letting people know that the clinic is available to them," Quick said. "And it's a great way for us to gain more experience."

For more information, contact Quick at 620-249-5495.

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