Apart from servicing Crescent Clinic, SHIP also has an on-campus club at the University of California, Irvine. To help accomplish our goal of serving our patient population, we divide our undergraduate students into the following committees.
The finance committee helps raise funds for the clinic with Ring Road fundraisers and grant writing. The money we raise goes towards obtaining clinic supplies and building programs for our patients.
The community outreach committee works to publicize Crescent Clinic both on and off campus. This committee is in charge of reaching out to different organizations on and off campus to help raise awareness for the clinic. They also flyer in nearby communities so local residents know of our services.
Patient Education and Resources
This committee works to create materials for our social work program. The patient education and resources committee emphasizes patient education to help prevention of common medical issues such as hypertension, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The committee members also partner with the community outreach committee to accomplish similar goals and tasks.
The mentorship program partners undergraduate students with local high schoolers so they may receive first-hand knowledge of the college application process and of the variety of resources that may be found at a four-year university. The program also matches undergraduate students with medical students from the UCI Medical School so undergraduates can better understand the process of applying to medical school.
Research and Development
The Research and Development committee works to better patient flow and patient education programs at Crescent Clinic. The committee works with their Principal Investigator, Dr. Sorkin, to create public health studies to survey our patient population. The information gathered is given to other committees to develop their own programs and will also be presented to the UCI community through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).