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SOM's Street Medicine Detroit highlighted in Detroit Free Press article

January 7, 2013

Wayne State University School of Medicine students are participating in Street Medicine Detroit, a program that takes doctors-to-be out of the clinic and into the city treating homeless people in the shelters, parks and underpasses where they often live. The students monitor vitals, provide checkups and make sure people with chronic illnesses are getting the proper medication. The new venture is supported by about 100 Wayne State medical students and the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO). Founded in the summer at Wayne State University by medical student Jonathan Wong, the chapter has seen many good outcomes in the once-a-week visits they coordinate with NSO's Road Home program and its resident nurse practitioner Dean Carpenter, Wong said. A photo of WSU medical students Wong and Paul Thomas is included.