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Priya Rajan (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

Priya Rajan is a second-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine in Riverside, CA class of 2023. In 2013, she graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, concentrating in international relations and comparative politics. Priya is also a registered yoga teacher. She enjoys reading, baking sourdough bread, exercising outdoors, practicing yoga, and watching Schitt's Creek in her free time. Her medical interests include Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Critical Care.

What Brings Patients to Free Clinics?

I have learned that patients seek health care services at free clinics for a myriad of reasons and some are atypical. There were specific populations I expected to see: the uninsured, underinsured, undocumented, and those without access to transportation. Yet there were other populations I was more surprised to see, namely patients who had insurance but preferred their experiences at free clinics.

Emma Martin Emma Martin (4 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Emma is an incoming first-year resident at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in the Department of Otolaryngology. Her research interests include advancement of vestibular function testing, particularly in the pediatric population, as well as optimizing and improving medical education. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a bachelor of arts in biology and a minor in religious studies.