Dr. Ellen Beck
Jewish Heritage Month: 2010 Honoree
Dr. Ellen Beck is founder of the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project (SRFCP), which serves more than 2,000 low-income patients each year. The SRFCP immerses 250 medical students into a community-centered health care model offering an equivalent of $1.6 million in service. Dr. Beck developed a national in-depth training program for faculty focused on health needs of the underserved and created the first fellowship in underserved health care. She is passionate about transforming public school education and has co-founded a comprehensive wellness program at Golden Avenue Elementary School. Dr. Beck is currently working to develop legislation that increases physician volunteerism in California.