To provide quality healthcare and health education to members of the population without access to such services while nurturing an interest in underserved medicine in future health professionals.
Our goals are to provide medical and preventive care to those without healthcare and educate the community using an interdisciplinary, community based approach. At the same time, we strive to instill in students an appreciation for community-based medicine and serving disadvantaged populations.
The clinic is coordinated by medical students at UCF COM and staffed by student and physician volunteers from all areas of study, including medical, nursing, undergraduate, and graduate students, working in interdisciplinary teams alongside community collaborators and under the guided supervision of licensed practitioners. We serve Orlando and neighboring communities through direct health care services, health promotion, disease prevention, social support, case management, and appropriate referrals to medical and social resources in the community. The KNIGHTS Clinic is funded by a grant from the Diebel Legacy Fund at Central Florida Foundation.