Students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, with the sponsorship of the medical student organization « Commitment to Underserved Peoples » (CUP) and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM), administer and operate a free clinic for refugees.
Founded in 1990 in response to the medical needs of Tucson's then largely undocumented Central American refugee population, the clinic provides full Family Practice services to over 250 continuity patients and a large number of refugees from a variety of countries as they pass through Pima County.
This article briefly reviews the health needs of the refugee populations in the United States and discusses how the CUP Clinic simultaneously provides high quality, integrative medical care for this high-risk population and an outstanding learning experience emphasizing individual incentive, responsibility and clinical skills for over half the students attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Besoin utilisateur, Service santé, Santé mentale, Réfugié, Survivant, Torture, Victimologie, Formation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : User need, Health service, Mental health, Refugee, Survivor, Torture, Victimology, Occupational training, Health staff, Physician, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173997
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/09/1998.