September 30, 2014

National Radio Show Features JeffHOPE Student Clinic as Learning Tool for Medical Practice Cost Control

13 AUG 2013 - A recent story on “Marketplace” aired across the U.S. on 486 radio stations and internationally via the American Forces Radio & Television Service. TJU students raise money for the free clinic through fundraisers (such as the recent one with Jimmy John’s) and decide how funds are spent.

Thomas Jefferson University’s JeffHOPE clinic was recently featured on a popular American Public Media radio program for its ability to teach lessons on practicing budget-conscious medicine. “Marketplace,” aired locally on WHYY (90.9) , is a show “which looks at the entire world through the lenses of business, economics and finance.” It is broadcast on hundreds of radio stations across the country and is available online.

In the story, listening to patients/taking a patient’s medical history is cited as being a powerful tool for diagnosis.

JeffHOPE is a student-run organization that provides free healthcare to the underserved men, women and children of Philadelphia five days a week. Students raise money for the clinic through fundraisers (such as the recent one with Jimmy John’s) and decide how funds are spent.

Listen to the story and read the text version online.

Jefferson