Congrats to Annalisa Sega as she was awarded the overall Service Learning Award, the John C. Hitt Award, at SLSS for her EHR fluency project.

MedPACt Posters

2019

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Annalisa Sega, Alexia Bossan, Alexander Gartland, Vincent Cendan, Dang-Khoa Nguyen,  David Gittess, Justin Chacko, Matthew Abrams. “Improving Student EHR Fluency: Utilizing Small Group Interactive Learning to Better Prepare Students to Volunteer at Student-Run Clinics.”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Bossan AM, Daines B, Cendan VJ, Gittess DA, Sega AG, Abrams M, Sweeney B, Gartland AJ, Eckert T, Chaco J, Nguyen DK, Wright RR. “A Student-Run Free Clinic For The Farmworker Population of Apopka, Florida: An Interdisciplinary Model.”

2018

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Talia Helman, Zach Helm, “A Model for the Sustainable Expansion of Global Family Medicine”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Yunfai Ng, Chavi Rehani, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare and Education in Yantalo, Peru”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Zach Helm, Chavi Rehani, Bradford James, “Longitudinal Medical Service Learning in Yantalo Peru”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Nathaniel Roddenberry, Kylee Crate, Kathy Dong, “Addressing Healthcare Needs through Interprofessional Service Learning in Yantalo, Peru”

2017

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Priya K. Patel, Alexander Diaz, Sienmi Du, Vignesh Vudatha, Angela Sterling, Michelle McGee, Michael Mankbadi, “Addressing Healthcare Needs in Apopka, Florida Through Interprofessional Service Learning”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Irwin-Weyant M, Locklear J, Bui M, Driscoll J, Everett L, Patel A, Sellers S, Symansky P, “How to Provide Holistic Preventative Care for a Resource Limited Patient Population in Apopka, FL”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Morgan Irwin-Weyant, Carlos Walker, Sirikanya Sellers, Paul Symansky, Jenna Driscoll1, Lauren Everett, Jacklyn Locklear, Arjun Patel, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Prescription Fulfillment as a Quality Control Measure for a Student-Run Free Clinic in Apopka, FL”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Jenna Driscoll, Jacklyn Locklear, Arjun Patel, Melanie Bui, Lauren Everett, Morgan Irwin-Weyant, Sirikanya Sellers, Paul Symansky, Alexander Diaz, Priya K. Patel, Sienmi Du, Vignesh Vudatha, Angela Sterling, Michelle McGee, Michael Mankbadi, “Applying Interprofessional Global Health Principles to a Local Student-Run Free Clinic to Address the Health Care Needs in Apopka, Florida”

Dr. Judith Simms-CendanLaure Everett, Paul Symansky, Melanie Bui, Jenna Driscoll, Morgan Irwin-Weyant, Jacklyn Locklear, Arjun Patel, Sirikanya Sellers, “Advancing Global Health Education and Service through Utilizing Simulations and Workshops”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan and Arjun Patel, “From Global to Local: Development and Utilization of a Local Student- Run Free Clinic to Provide Interprofessional, Cultural, and Clinical Global Health Education for Medical Students”

2015

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Faith Villanueva, Denise Feradov, Antoinette Birs, Alexander Lim, “Interdisciplinary Service Learning in the Dominican Republic”

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Alexander Lim, Sara Williams, Erin Kane, Megan Vu, Faith Villanueva, Antoinette Birs, Adrian Lewis, “Electronic Health Record Integration in an Interdisciplinary Short Term Medical Service Trip to the Dominican Republic”

2014

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan, Neesha Patel, Wendy Carcamo, and Eric Jorge, “Interdisciplinary Service Learning in the Dominican Republic”


KNIGHTS Clinic Accomplishments

AWARDS AND HONORS

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Regional

Local

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Anand A, Wagner C, Kong S, et al.   Griffith E,  Harimtepathip P,  Baker KK,  Rineer S,  Simms-Cendan J,  Pasarica M. Improving Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Student-run Free Clinic. Cureus (April 16, 2018) 10(4): e2488. doi:10.7759/cureus.2488
  2. Brown A, Ismail R, Gookin G, Hernandez C, Logan G, Pasarica M. The effect of medical student volunteering in a student-run clinic on specialty choice for residency. Cureus. 2017 Jan 9;9(1):e967. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.967  
  3. Pasarica M, Combs K, Lee J, Guevara A. An innovative education on the core competency “systems-based practice”: Performing quality improvement projects in a student-run free clinic. Medical Science Educator. (2017) 27: 3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-016-0354-4  (This is the official journal of the International Association for the Medical Science Educators, RG Impact factor 0.21; Article was downloaded 65 times)
  4. Lu K B, Thiel B, Atkins C A, Deasai A, Botwin A, Pavlov MR, Simms-Cendan J, Pasarica M- Satisfaction with Healthcare Received at an Interprofessional Student-run Free Clinic: Invested in Training the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals. Cureus 10(3): e2282. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2282
  5. Lee JS, Combs K, KNIGHTS Research Group 2016, Pasarica M. Improving Efficiency While Improving Patient Care in a Student-Run Free Clinic J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;30(4):513-519. https://doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2017.04.170044  (Impact Factor: 1.955. cumulative 5 year impact factor:2.249)
  6. Feradov DF, Saikaly SK, Kacheria SA, Pasarica M- A Crucial lesson in patient safety: The importance of communication between providers. The Journal of Family Practice. In-press October 30, 2016. (Impact Factor: 0.658)
  7. Birs A, Liu X, Nash B, Sullivan S, Garris SN, Hardy M, Lee MW, Simms-Cendan J, Pasarica M. Medical Care in a Free Clinic: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Patient Experience, Incentives, and Barriers to Optimal Medical Care with Consideration of a Facility Fee. Cureus. 2016 Feb 19;8(2):e500. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.500 (This is an open-access, pub-med indexed medical journal)

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

Quality improvement projects while at UCF (performed by students under supervision and guidance at the KNIGHTS student-run free clinic).

Impact: Students became proficient in performing quality improvement projects, and increased their scholarly output, which increased their chances for successful matching in the residency of their choice.

International student conference – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference where every year multiple countries are represented. In 2018, 96 clinics participated from 4 countries.

  1. Thompson A*, McCann A*, Bomar A*, Thompson Z*,  Crate K*, Vasavada R*, Pasarica M – Poster: The KNIGHTS clinic: Improving patient contact and clinic scheduling using CareMessage – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – March 1-3, 2019, Kansas City, MO.
  2. Crate K*, Sun T*, Scagllioni C*, Pasarica M – Poster: The KNIGHTS clinic: Improving community awareness of a student-run free clinic through social medical promotion and user-friendly website revisions – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – March 1-3, 2019, Kansas City, MO.
  3. Thompson Z*, Martin A*, Bala S*, Thompson A*, Pasarica M – Poster: Reducing patient wait times at KNIGHTS clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – March 1-3, 2019, Kansas City, MO.
  4. Bomar A*, Thompson A*, McCann A*, Anand A*, Baker A*, Crusse E*, McElroy M*, Pasarica M – Poster: The role of a quality improvement board position in improving care at a student-run free clinic through the Plan-Do-Study-Act model – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – March 1-3, 2019, Kansas City, MO.
  5. Cozart A*, Innes-Gawn T*, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving volunteer experience and satisfaction at the KNIGHTS clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – March 1-3, 2019, Kansas City, MO.
  6. Turnbull L, Patel S,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Accessibility through analytics: A needs assessment utilizing website behavior data to increase the usability of student-run clinic websites – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE.
  7. Nasir A,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Analyzing Financial Value of Student Run Free Clinics -Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  8. Acevedo M, Sowers A,…, Pasarica M – Poster: How We Obtain Funds For Our Student Run Free Clinic and Manage Our Budget-Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  9. Thompson Z , Chowdhury R,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Clinic Efficiency: Implementation of a intake team to make transition of patient care more efficient -Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference-February 11,2018, Omaha, NE
  10. Toselli N, Russin M,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Positive Behavior Change Using Frequent Follow-up and SMART Goals at a Student Run Clinic -Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  11. Taddeo M, Burger M,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Research Coordination at a Student Run Free Clinic -Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  12. Hushla D,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Screening Rates using Patient Contact Protocol to Better the Quality of Preventative Care – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  13. Kruger C, Groenewald S,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving the First-Year Medical Student Experience in a Student-Run Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2018, Omaha, NE
  14. Lee S, Sagheer H,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Needs Analysis Directed Quality Improvement through Physician Volunteer Responses – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  15. Kruger C, Groenewald S,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Quantitative Assessment Versus Perceived Rate of Volunteer Replacement Rates in a Student Run Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  16. Lee S, Sagheer H,…, Pasarica M – Poster: Quality Improvement Methods for Effective Physician Recruitment and Staffing in a Student-Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  17. Jemison L, Rendon R,…,Pasarica M – Poster: Reducing Healthcare Disparities between English-Speaking and Non-English-Speaking Patients in a Student-Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  18. Hennick T, Day J,…,Pasarica M – Poster: Tracking Unavailable Medication and Implementing Medication Education to Improve Inventory and Patient Understanding in a Student-Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11, 2018, Omaha, NE
  19. Logan G, Baker K,…,, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in a Student-Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  20. Rizzo J, Tran J, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Student Education and Community Involvement in a Student-run Free Clinic. – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  21. Hite K, Schlig M, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Patient Lifestyle Habits, Education, and Screenings in a Student Run Free Clinic. – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  22. Luo Y, McGee M, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Trial of Quality Improvement for Managing and Recruiting Volunteers at a Student-Run Free Clinic. – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  23. Otaguro L, Skinner C, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Trial for Quality Improvement on Patient Scheduling in a Student Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  24. Murphy E, Koochakzadeh S, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Preventing Expiration of Underutilized Medication via Targeted Pharmaceutical Donations- Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  25. Mankbadi M, Dai C, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Quality Improvement for Physician Scheduling, Physician Recruitment, and Related Patient Care in a Student-Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  26. Eriksson S, Liu A, …, Pasarica M – Poster: Improving Laboratory Efficiency and Patient Communication in a Student-Run Free Clinic – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – February 11 2017, Anaheim, CA
  27. Baker K, Rineer S, …, Pasarica M – Poster: KNIGHTS clinic: Quality Improvement in Clinic Management and Efficiency- Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  28. Combs K , Goldberg M, …, Pasarica M – Poster: KNIGHTS clinic: Improving Patient Lifestyle Habits and Education-Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  29. All S, Cox K, …, Pasarica M- Poster:  KNIGHTS clinic: Trial for Quality Improvement for EMR- Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  30. Atkins C, Lee J, …, Pasarica M – Poster: KNIGHTS clinic: trial of quality improvement for physician scheduling and related patient care- Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  31. Simpson M, Patel P, …, Pasarica M – Poster: KNIGHTS clinic: Trial of quality improvement of coordination in patient follow-up care – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  32. Villanueva F, McLellan A , …, Pasarica M – Poster: The KNIGHTS Clinic funded by the Diebel Legacy Fund at Central Florida Foundation – trial of quality improvement for laboratory procedures and preventive medicine – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  33. Thiel B ,  Lu K , …, Pasarica M – Poster: Trial of quality improvement for managing and recruiting volunteers – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  34. Povlow M , Pandya J , …, Pasarica M – Poster: KNIGHTS clinic – Multifactorial Improvement to Dispensary Techniques – Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
  35. Brown A, Ismail R, Gookin G, Logan G, Hernandez C, Pasarica M- Poster: The Effect of Medical Student Volunteering in a Student Run Clinic on Specialty Choice- Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Conference Annual Conference – January 30, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

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Regional conferences

UCF conferences