UCSD Will Open Student-Run Health Clinic In Tijuana
To coincide with the meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, UCSD said it will open a new student-run health clinic in Tijuana. Medical students from both the U.S. and Mexico will be involved.
UCSD medical students came up with the idea of the Tijuana clinic. School faculty will make the clinic part of new course. Students will learn about the challenges of providing care in Tijuana as they work alongside their Mexican counterparts.
"But it's even more important for them to get outside of their own communities, and to experience another culture," Strathdee emphasized. "And this gives us the opportunity to do both."
The clinic is scheduled to open at the end of April. It will operate on Saturdays in a building on the periphery of Tijuana's red light district.