Skin Safety

Summer is coming and the sun is out! Did you know the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in just 15 minutes? Here are a few tips to avoid skin damage while soaking up the sun: 1. Wear protective clothing. Tightly woven fabric is best. Better yet, some clothing is certified as UV […]

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Exclusive Interview with OutReach’s founder

Today we have an interview with Dr. Emily (Bennett) George. Dr. George currently practices internal medicine at Summa Health System, she completed her residency at Summa Health System and graduated from NEOMED in 2014 NEOMED. She was the founder of OutReach, the student organization dedicated to serving medically underserved residents of Portage County. Thanks to […]

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Exclusive Interview With Our Graduating Chief Medical Officer and one of SOAR SRFC’s founders

My name is Omid Behbahani-Nejad and I am currently a first-year medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Today I have the pleasure of interviewing John Hill, a fourth-year medical student at NEOMED who helped start the SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic located in the NEW Center. He has been critical to the planning and […]

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SOAR M4 Match Results

SOAR/OutReach would like to extend a warm congratulations to the following fourth-year medical students who have matched into their dream specialties! Upon entering senior year, medical students interview at various residency programs to determine where they will undergo training to become experts in their chosen specialty. The process is similar to a draft process where […]

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What is Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)?

The Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is a national network of community-based free clinics which uses retired and practicing medical volunteers to deliver compassionate and quality health care to uninsured individuals throughout the United States. VIM is different from other clinics by utilizing these retired and practicing health professionals, community volunteers, and strong broad-based community support. VIM clinics provide general […]

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Portage County Senior Center

On February 22, SOAR Student Run Free Clinic volunteers joined the Portage County Senior Center for Bingo Time. Before bingo, our volunteers presented to the seniors about the location, hours, and services offered at SOAR Student Run Free Clinic. The seniors enjoyed hearing about our work and many seemed interested in using our services! They […]

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SOAR SRFC and OutReach Students in California

Last week our students from SOAR Student Run Free Clinic and OutReach attended the Society of Student Run Free Clinics (SSRFC) Conference in Anaheim, CA along with over 600 students from free clinics across the country. The conference was put on in conjunction with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Our students spent time […]

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SOAR Media Features and Volunteer Perspective

Media Features: Record Courier and OAFC SOAR SRFC is getting lots of attention lately! Two reporters, Kellie Maile of the Record Courier and Emily Odle of the OAFC, came to check out the clinic. They were impressed with the enthusiasm and hard work of our volunteers! The Record Courier featured a wonderful front page article about […]

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Live Well Stark County

On February 1, 2017 John Hill, Haley Coleman, Erin Ohliger, and Dr. John Boltri from SOAR SRFC were invited to present at the Live Well Stark County meeting. The meeting was a great way to market SOAR SRFC, share ideas, and hear suggestions from a coalition that is working hard to improve the health of Stark […]

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AAFP: Our New Supporter

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. The AAFP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and supports more than […]

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