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19Sep, 2014

The Virtual Community Health Center sees its first patients

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First-year medical students from A.T. Still University‚Äôs School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) met, interviewed, and successfully treated their first patient in the innovative Virtual Community Health Center (VCHC). She is Mrs. Yazzie, a 60-year-old Navajo woman who finally decided to visit the CHC at the urging of her 14-year-old granddaughter, Jennifer, after months of worsening hand pain. Mrs. Yazzie is just one of many virtual patients who present to clinic with realistic, socially complex medical issues. In solving the case study, students learned the social determinants of health […]