Everybody benefits through a DOCS program, which serves as an opportunity for students and institutions to provide necessary healthcare to underserved patients in local communities.
Patients gain access to vital healthcare services that they might otherwise never receive.
Students gain hands-on clinical experience, hone leadership skills, and receive mentorship from upperclassmen and volunteer physicians.
Community partners and DOCS student leaders establish meaningful relationships, and they work toward the common goals of meeting the specific needs of underserved patient populations and improving the well-being of your local community.
Mentorship is key: volunteer physicians mentor and oversee all students, and upperclassmen have the opportunity to teach and mentor underclassmen.