UM Department of Community Service

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The UM Department of Community Service (DOCS) is a student-run organization at the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

It is dedicated to serving the underserved population of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties in southern Florida.

History[edit]

Founded in 2000, DOCS was endorsed by the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine administration. DOCS has brought health screening and educational services to over 1500 patients annually through the volunteer efforts of over 250 medical students and 50 physicians.

DOCS holds annual fairs in 8 different needy communities in Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties and a free weekly clinic for the medically underserved population of Little Havana, a neighborhood in downtown Miami.

DOCS screens for the most prevalent diseases in our community including: hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, vision loss, obesity, depression, hepatitis, as well as colon, breast, cervical, and skin cancers. Using a referral system of free clinics, DOCS also acts as a portal for entry to care for those patients identified to be at risk.

Projects[edit]

  • Florida City Health Fair
  • Florida Keys Health Fairs
  • Hurricane Response Program
  • Little Haiti Health Fair
  • Pompano Beach Health Fair
  • Hialeah Health Fair
  • South Dade Health Fair
  • Upper Keys Health Fair
  • Jack and Jill Health Fair
  • Liberty City Health Fair
  • Student Clinic at San Juan Bosco
  • Tamiami Health Fair

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