COLUMBIA — When David Atashroo and his fellow students at the MU School of Medicine set out to create a new health care option for the uninsured, they crossed state lines to the University of Kansas for their inspiration. But to find an increasing and urgent need for affordable health care, they didn’t have to look beyond their own community. In a conversation with friends at the University of Kansas in 2007, Atashroo learned that the KU medical school has a free community health clinic in the Kansas City area. The clinic is staffed by volunteers and has a mission to provide health care to the “medically underserved” while providing hands-on learning opportunities for medical students.
MU medical students develop free clinic for the uninsured
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