The Delonis Clinic, located at the Delonis Homeless Shelter in Ann Arbor, provides free medical services to all comers.
The clinic operates one night weekly under the guidance of one UMMS faculty member, one resident, and one student coordinator. In addition, two students volunteer each week. The student volunteers, usually M1s, perform a focused history and physical on each patient and then meet with the attending or resident to decide on a plan. Volunteering at the clinic is a great way for preclinical students to practice their clinical skills. Opportunities for students to volunteer at the Delonis Shelter may expand in the future to include teaching sessions on nutrition, exercise and diabetes.