July 15, 2024

O’Dell and UMW PreHealth Students Volunteer at Remote Access Medical Clinic

PreHealth Advisor and Professor of Biology Deborah O'Dell

PreHealth Advisor and Professor of Biology Deborah O’Dell

UMW PreHealth Advisor and Professor of Biology Deborah O’Dell and 8 UMW PreHealth students (Arianna Chase, Gabriella Nguyen, Rita Bishai, Carolina Llamas-Plascencia, Mallory Thompson, Olivia Pierce, Katherine Scott, and Rachel Cervantes-Amaro) gave their time to assist medical, dental, and vision professionals providing services to the community in Montross, VA on Sept 16 & 17.  Dr. O’Dell and the students left UMW at 4 am to travel to Westmoreland High School to assist at the Remote Access Medical (RAM) clinic, returning to UMW at 4:30pm.  Their assistance allowed medical professionals to provide services to over 400 clients from the Northern Neck. Students were also able to network with professionals and medical and dental students from schools such as VCU/MCV, UVa and organizations such as RAM and the Virginia Department of Health.  The Center for Career and Professional Development provided transportation for the students that allowed them to participate.