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PreMed/PreHealth Students Volunteer With Remote Area Medical Clinic

Pre-med and pre-health students lent their support to another Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic..

A team of 17 Canisius students, alumni and staff volunteered 450-plus hours over three days with many other wonderful volunteers and staff of Remote Area Medical in Belmont, NY. More than 316 patients were provided upwards of $93,000 in medical, dental and vision services. The Canisius crew helped through the very end to tear down and load the RAM truck to head off to the next clinic.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, PreMedical Center


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Last weekend (September 9 – 12), a team of 13 Canisius students and young alumni volunteered 300+ hours with Remote Area Medical-RAMTM in Olean, NY to host a free clinic providing medical, dental and vision care. RAM’s mission is to “Prevent Pain & Alleviate Suffering.” The clinic provided 279 patients with $116,118 in services. We also met up with four other Canisius alumni who were volunteering at the clinic.

Canisius pre-med and pre-health students have previously volunteered at RAM clinics in Ashtabula, OH. During the early days of Covid-19, Canisius students and young alumni helped RAM staff at drive-thru Covid testing sites in Cheektowaga and Rochester. Another team has formed to volunteer at an upcoming RAM clinic in Belmont, NY.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, PreMedical Center