Clinic Information

LionCare allows students to provide patients, as needed, with a full history and physical; blood and HIV tests; vaccinations; cholesterol screening; and a variety of medications. Aside from our general health clinic, we also regularly offer specialized clinics in women's health, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatry, and dermatology. Please see our Clinics and Services for more detailed information regarding these opportunities. For clinic dates, see our Calendar.


Student Responsibilities

  • Sign up to volunteer.
  • Arrive at the Bethesda Mission clinic by 6:00 p.m.
  • Attend a brief orientation at the clinic and go over the night's schedule.
  • Review chief complaint, history of present illness, and past medical history, and perform a physical exam to the extent possible.
  • Present findings to the physician and follow up with the patient along with the attending physician.
  • Complete SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) note.
  • Sign patient chart and volunteer log. Check out with the clinic coordinators.

 Physician Responsibilities

  • Contact physician coordinator to sign-up, or contact clinic directly.
  • Arrive at the Bethesda Mission clinic by 6:30 p.m.
  • Allow the students to 'present' the patient to you, and give them any helpful feedback about the presentation.
  • Review the history and physical exam that students have completed.
  • See the patient with the students, and finish the examination. 
  • Provide appropriate treatment, educating students along the way.
  • Sign off on each patient's student-written SOAP note, and revise as needed.
  • The last patient will usually be finished ~9:00pm, and then you're free to go.