Student-run free clinics have a long-standing history of helping meet the health needs of underserved populations while also enriching students’ professional education. With this in mind, students from Portland State University (PSU), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Oregon State University (OSU) have joined forces with Transition Projects (TPI) to take student-run free clinics to a new level of interprofessional innovation by launching Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic (BCCC). No other student-run free clinic to date has begun as a truly interprofessional endeavor – although many have developed into interprofessional organizations – making this local effort unique.

Who’s Involved?

Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU)

  • Medical Students
  • PA Students
  • Dental Students
  • Nursing Students
  • Masters/PhD Students

Oregon State University (OSU) 

  • Pharmacy Students
  • MPH Students

Portland State University 

  • Public Health/Health Management and Policy students
  • Public Health/Health Promotion students
  • PhD Health Systems and Policy students
  • PhD Community Health students
  • MSW (Social Work) students
  • MS Counseling students
  • Pre-health professions undergraduate students

Preceptors

  • Faculty volunteers from OHSU, OSU, and PSU health programs
  • Community experts in various fields from business to health programs

Our Co-Chairs

Setting up the Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic is a difficult and daunting task. We have many students working hard to set up all aspects of the clinic. Overseeing the entire clinic preparation are four incredible students. Our co-chairs are in charge of keeping the clinic on track and coordinating each student team to ensure the successful and timely launch of the clinic.

  • Allison Munn – OHSU Medical Student

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  • Zoe Teton – OHSU Medical Student

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  • Kevin David Christy – OSU Pharmacy Student

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  • Rachel Lockard – OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

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Our Board Members

The Board of Directors is responsible for governance of the Student-Led Clinic and will serve to set strategic guidance and vision for the Student-Led Clinic and to ensure alignment with affiliated partners.

  • Board Chair: Zoe Teton – OHSU Medical Student

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  • Vice Chair: George Mejicano – MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education OHSU School of Medicine

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  • Secretary: Sandi Claudell – Mind Spring Coaching

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  • Treasurer: Rick Hunlow

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  • Board Member: Sherrill Gelmon – Director, PhD in Health Systems and Policy Program, OHSU and PSU School of Public Health

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  • Board Member: Gary Laustsen – Assistant Dean for Academic Practice and Innovation, OHSU School of Nursing

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  • Board Member: Jancho Ramirez – Assistant Dean of Experiential Education, OSU College of Pharmacy

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  • Board Member: Jeff Call – DMD, Century Dental
  • Board Member: Jon Sherman – Peer Health Navigator at Transition Projects

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  • Board Member: Emileigh Canales – PSU MPH:HMP Alumni

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  • Board Member: Kevin Christy – OSU Pharmacy Student

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