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Service Opportunities for Physicians and Medical Students
GLMS cares about the health and well-being of Greater Louisville and beyond. Below are current service opportunities for physicians and medical students.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Pulse of Surgery

What: Medical students are needed to inspire young people to consider careers in medicine and make healthy choices at Pulse of Surgery. This educational program links students in grades 7-12 in a classroom at the Kentucky Science Center to a real-time open heart operation at Jewish Hospital. After the surgery, the GLMS speaker shares why he or she is pursuing a career in medicine and answers questions from the students.

Location: Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St.

Time Commitment: Pulse of Surgery is held on select Wednesday mornings. The GLMS speaker is required to be at the Kentucky Science Center from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Only one volunteer is needed per program. To sign up for a date during the 2013-14 school year, click here. Enter your name, check the box for the date you are selecting and click "save." No registration is required. GLMS will then contact you with further details.

Contact: Jennifer Howard, jennifer.howard@glms.org, 502-736-6362.

Cardinal Clinic East Broadway (HOPE)

What: Physicians are needed for this free community clinic, which predominantly serves halfway home residents. The clinic is run by second-year medical students, who see patients and practice presenting to the volunteer physicians. Family physicians or internists are preferred, but all physicians are welcome.

Location: 914 E. Broadway.

Time Commitment: 6-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. No long-term commitment is required. U of L malpractice insurance is available for any physicians not covered by their practice.

Contact: Virginia Haselden, cardinalclinic.eastbroadway@gmail.com, 502-727-3401.

Cardinal Clinic Iroquois (GLOH)

What: Primary care physicians or residents are needed for this clinic run by University of Louisville medical students. Catering to the uninsured, the clinic accepts patients of all ages and has a $10 fee. Second-year medical students see patients, perform the appropriate history and physical and report to the volunteer physician, who helps with final diagnosis, treatment and writing any necessary prescriptions.

Location: 4100 Taylor Blvd.

Time Commitment: 6 p.m. to approximately 8 or 9 p.m. on Mondays. Physicians volunteer based on what their schedule allows; typically, one to two evenings per month. 

Contact: Anna Cooper, cardinalcliniciroquois@gmail.com, 859-588-1254.


Family Community Clinic

What: Primary care physicians are needed for this free walk-in clinic serving uninsured patients. The clinic is currently seeking additional physician volunteers in order to expand its hours. Specialists are also needed to accept one or two patients per month for pro bono care.

Location: 1406 E. Washington St.

Time Commitment: 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays; 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The clinic is looking to expand to Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to one four-hour shift every four to six weeks. Liability insurance is available.

Contact: Tyler McChane, tyler@famcomclinic.org, 502-384-8444. Click here for the Volunteer Application Form


GLMS Foundation Medical Missions Committee
What: The GLMS Foundation is collecting items for its annual medical missions trip to Nicaragua. The following are needed: school supplies, receiving blankets for the NICU and rolling suitcases or duffel bags that can hold 50 pounds. In addition, contact the GLMS Foundation for a list of medical supplies that are needed. All donations can be dropped off at The Old Medical School Building. To make a financial contribution to the medical missions initiative, mail a check payable to the GLMS Foundation to 101 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202.

Contact: Terry Todd, terry.todd@glms.org, 502-736-6356.

Please Support the Following GLMS-Affiliated Charities:

These charities have volunteer opportunities and are in need of financial support.

GLMS Foundation

The Healing Place

Supplies Over Seas