Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP)
The Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP) is a student-run clinic providing free and quality health services to the homeless or uninsured community in West Harlem. This program was established in May 2007 by Columbia University medical students in partnership with the Center for Family and Community Medicine (CFCM). Operating from the basement of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 126th Street and Old Broadway every Tuesday evening, the clinic provides the homeless, the uninsured and the local community with basic medical care, health education and referrals to a variety of social services.
Columbia Student Medical Outreach Program (CoSMO)
CoSMO is a free, student-run, primary care clinic at the 21 Audubon UrgiCare Center. Every Saturday, and the second Thursday of the month, students from the schools of medicine, public health, social work, and nursing work together to provide uninsured residents of Washington Heights and Northern Harlem with comprehensive services that address the physical, social and behavioral aspects of health.
Columbia University Harm Reduction Outreach Network (CUHRON)
The CUHRON Clinic operates bi-monthly to provide free medical care to people who engage in drug use and transactional sex in Washington Heights. We also conduct face-to- face outreach to establish relationships with members of the community. We have partnered with the Washington Heights CORNER Project, an educational outreach and clean syringe exchange program on 181st & St. Nicholas Avenue, where we hold our clinics and conduct health promotion workshops.
2020’ers: Devin Beecher, Ryan Blake, Michelle Chee, Daniel Friedman, David Kantrowitz, Aaron Krumheuer, Linda Wang
P&S Human Rights Initiative and Asylum Clinic
The Human Rights Initiative administrates the P&S Asylum Clinic, which provides pro bono medical evaluations to those seeking asylum in the United States. Founded in 2010, The Clinic is composed of psychiatric, medical, and gynecological physicians, clinical social workers, and psychologists who have received training in identifying the physical and mental sequelae of abuse and torture. After an evaluation, the physician will compose an affidavit outlining any symptoms and signs that are relevant to the client’s narrative. By providing independent medical examinations, the Clinic provides valuable evidence as part of an asylum applicant’s legal case.
Q Clinic: Columbia Medical for LGBTQI Youth
By providing care to the underserved, participating in this clinic will give medical students experience and exposure to LGBTQI health issues that often fail to show up in the traditional medical school curriculum. Our clinic model is focused on student education, patient interaction and longitudinal care; older medical students work together with first years to interview, examine and plan medical interventions for the patients. They will present their assessments to the supervising attending physician to assure quality of care and provide an invaluable educational experience.